Mourinho switches focus for Spurs

06 January 2021 18:04:18 GMTPlus11

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has told his players to focus on other matters after they secured a place in the Carabao Cup final.

Spurs won 2-0 at home to Championship Brentford to set up a final showdown with either Manchester United or Manchester City - with Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min their goalscorers.

We have the FA Cup, the Premier League and the Europa League, so let's forget the final for now.

Jose Mourinho

However, soon after the final whistle Mourinho was keen to point out that his side now need to refocus on the other three competitions they remain involved in.

He told reporters: "The final is now in our pocket for three months. We have to wait for the final, so we have to focus on what we have coming up.

"We have the FA Cup, the Premier League and the Europa League, so let's forget the final for now. But when April arrives, we have to be ready and to fight for the trophy."

Spurs are now available at 3/1 to lift the League Cup for the first time since 2008, with United priced at 7/2 and the Citizens at 2/7.

Meanwhile, Mourinho also stressed how important it would be for Spurs to lift the trophy, given that most of the other leading clubs in England have all enjoyed success in the competition in recent times.

The Portuguese added: "If you see the winners you realise the big clubs want to win it. Who was the last winner apart from the normal top six? Swansea?

"I remember Manchester City winning a lot of times, Chelsea winning a lot of times, I remember United winning a few times. I remember Liverpool in finals, Arsenal - the big clubs care about it."

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