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A man who was part of the last Spurs squad to win a trophy believes the Portuguese manager’s pragmatic style will end up delivering tangible rewards
Tottenham “doesn’t care how he plays” with José Mourinho as long as he wins, according to Jonathan Woodgate.
Spurs have gone the past 13 years without winning any trophies, but took a big step to end that streak by reaching the Carabao Cup final on Tuesday night.
Goals from Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min gave Mourinho’s side a 2-0 home win over Brentford, ensuring they will participate in the main event against either Manchester United or Manchester City in April.
Tottenham are also in a strong position in the Premier League, as they are four points behind leaders Liverpool after having played one game less, while the FA Cup and Europa League are also up for grabs in the second half of the season. .
Despite the team’s recent progress, Mourinho has faced much criticism, suggesting that the Portuguese manager is not harnessing the talent of a stellar front line to the fullest by preparing to put down opponents rather than adopting a more attacking philosophy. .
However, Woodgate, who was the winner of the match when Spurs last lifted the League Cup in 2008, believes that Mourinho’s players will be completely behind him as they continue to pursue tangible rewards on multiple fronts in the months to come.
José Mourinho takes the competition [League Cup] seriously, ”said the former Tottenham defender talkSPORT. “He’s won it four times, he’s a series winner and those Spurs guys need to start winning trophies.
“They have had opportunities over the years and now they have another great opportunity.
“Their style is different, but they haven’t won anything with different coaches, so they could win something with this coach and José Mourinho has won league titles and Champions all over the world.
“Okay, the style of football is not very good, but they are in a cup final and are only four points from the top of the table. They are getting results and that is the most important thing in football.
“Players want to win games, they don’t care how they play, in my opinion.
“If I were a player now, all I would want to do is win, and I don’t care how we win, no matter what style we play, as long as we win.
“The fans are different, the fans want to be entertained, but at the end of the day, what do you want to see: does your team win a trophy or you don’t win a trophy?
Mourinho has done it all over the world, he did it at Inter Milan and they won the European Cup, now he is doing it at Spurs and it will bring them success.
“That’s why they brought him to Tottenham, he wins trophies.”