Mourinho feeling positive after Dinamo draw

27 February 2021 02:07:54 GMTPlus10

Jose Mourinho says he feels "positive things" after his Tottenham team were drawn to play Dinamo Zagreb in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Winning the competition offers Tottenham arguably their easiest path back into the Champions League following a difficult Premier League period and Mourinho is a previous winner of the competition with Porto and Manchester United.

Tottenham rested the likes of Hugo Lloris, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane for their last-32 second leg against Wolfsberger but they eased to a 4-0 victory, although the match against the Croatian league leaders is set to be a more competitive encounter.

Mourinho's former side United were given a much more difficult clash on paper against Italian giants AC Milan in what is set to be the tie of the round.

United cruised past Real Sociedad in the last 32 having dropped out of the Champions League, while Milan's form has just slowed down with last week's 3-0 derby defeat to Inter leaving them four points off the title pace in Serie A.

Olympiakos and Arsenal do battle once again - 12 months after the Greeks eliminated Arsenal from the competition - and Steven Gerrard's Rangers meet Slavia Prague.

The Czech side knocked Leicester out at the last-32 stage, however, the Foxes have other priorities this season which could be seen as more pressing.

It's a different story at Spurs and Mourinho told BBC Sport: "I played against them (Dinamo) with Real Madrid in the Champions League. Croatian football is Croatian football, lots of talent. It's a football country.

"Good stadium and not a very difficult flight, not too far. I feel positive things but the most important thing is that we get to the quarter-finals."

Tottenham are 12122.00 to win the UEFA Europa League 2020/21, Manchester United are 7.00 and Arsenal are 8.00 with Rangers at 41.00.

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