Mourinho claims he won ‘half a trophy’ at Tottenham
Posted On June 10, 2021
London: Jose Mourinho has said he won ‘a half-trophy’ at Tottenham Hotspur after guiding the Premier League club to the League Cup final last season, before being sacked less than one week before the game.
Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham in April after 17 months in charge following their dismal form last season. In May, the 58-year-old was appointed AS Roma coach for the upcoming campaign.
Tottenham appointed former midfielder Ryan Mason as interim coach and went on to lose the League Cup final 1-0 to Manchester City.
Mourinho said he won “25 and a half trophies” during his managerial career with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
“Half-time is the final that I haven’t played for Tottenham,” said the Portuguese, adding that he was disappointed to have been let go ahead of the flagship game at Wembley Stadium.
“You ask guys who have played a lot of finals and everyone will tell you that playing a final is a dream and it doesn’t matter if it’s the first final or number 20 or number 50, a final is always a dream.
“A final at Wembley is more than a dream … and having a chance to win a trophy with a club that doesn’t have many was of course a double dream.” Tottenham finished the season seventh in the Premier League, qualifying for the new third tier Europa League.