Jose expects to prove his worth

24 February 2021 02:58:15 GMTPlus11

Jose Mourinho has claimed he will be in "Tottenham history for the good reasons and not the bad reasons" going into the club's Europa League clash with Wolfsberger on Wednesday.

Spurs have one foot in the last 16 of the Europa League after winning the first leg of their last-32 tie with the Austrians 4-1 last week thanks to goals from Heung-min Son, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius.

I believe we are going to improve and I will be in Tottenham history for the good reasons and not the bad reasons.

Jose Mourinho

The north London club have performed well in Europe's subsidiary competition this year, topping Group J with four wins from six matches earlier in the season, but there are concerns about their poor league form.

Spurs have lost five of their last six Premier League matches and look unlikely to secure a top-four berth this season, but former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho remains confident the team can deliver success.

The Portuguese also believes that he may have struggled to deal with the club's current run had he not experienced a change in temperament from his days of managing Chelsea.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference Mourinho said: "Thank god I'm not the manager I was. Probably, I wouldn't be as calm, confident and in control of my emotions.

"My nature doesn't change. If I lose a game, of course I am not happy, but maturity helps.

"I feel very confident and I believe we are going to improve and I will be in Tottenham history for the good reasons and not the bad reasons."

Spurs are 1.33 to beat Wolfsberger on Wednesday evening, with the Londoners 5.00 to win the Europa League this season.

Meanwhile, the Lilywhites are 4.33 to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

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