José Mourinho praises Manchester United players' attitude after win over Tottenham

José Mourinho praises Manchester United players' attitude after win over Tottenham

José Mourinho praises Manchester United players' attitude after win over Tottenham

"The concentration and focus was there and we can not forget the quality of the team we were playing against". "Both sides were trying to win, and that's what I like to see", Mourinho said. Relax a little bit, don't be so nervous.

United are making headway in the cup competitions, but defeat to Spurs may leave United eight points off the pace come 5pm on Saturday and even at the end of October, that might prove too much to overhaul.

Asked about his gesture following the game, the Portuguese said: 'Calm down, relax a little bit.

"No. The opposition bench did their job, super correct", said Mourinho. It has yet to arrive, the match where myself, Mauricio [Pochettino], my staff and his staff, have a problem. Thanks to our supporters, they push us during 90 minutes, they support us and I hope that we will continue like this because it's very important to win these types of games. I think it's very painful but that is football and I feel very proud. We lose, we win, I don't know if we draw and we are always correct with each other.

Pochettino may point to the fact that the EFL Cup was the lowest of their priorities this season, but that result will sting the Argentine and he now must find a way of helping his players recover for one of the biggest games of their campaign at less than 72 hours notice. The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford also delighting fans waiting outside the Manchester city centre hotel by waving for their cameras.

"This is only 10 games but I'm happy that we are now second position, that we are there".

Ben Davies described Martial's victor as "a poor goal to concede" with so little of the game remaining. Harry Kane chipped in with two more goals, but the performance of Son Heung-son showed Pochettino the kind of quality he had been keeping in reserve during most of the first two months of the season.

'The manager tried to give us a chance, so we have to score and give assists'. "I thought we deserved something from the game, but now we move on to the next game against Real Madrid and we will assess Harry's chances of playing in the morning".

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