Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham edged one step closer to winning a trophy since 2008 by defeating Brentford 2-0 in the EFL Cup semi-final. Tottenham now await the winners of other semi-final between Manchester clubs to try and win their first silverware under Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho, who was hired by Daniel Levy in November 2019 to win trophies, has a great opportunity to win the League Cup for a record fifth time. Tottenham dispatched Brentford in the semi-finals with relative ease, courtesy of goals from Sissoko and Son to book their place in the final.
Speaking after their win, Sissoko said Mourinho has turned the players into winners with his winning mentality. The midfielder added “We know what type of manager José is and what he did in the past. I think the chairman brought him here to win trophies and he’s tried to bring that mentality to the team.”
“I will not say we didn’t have it before with the old manager but the team is working a lot on it and he pushes hard every day on it. Now it’s good that we reach the final and now we have to win it.”
“It’s time to win a trophy. For many years we missed that kind of opportunity and now we want to take it. We are still in the race for the league, we’ve got the other cup to play, the Europa League as well, and so there’s plenty of things to do with the team this season. Let’s believe in ourselves, let’s keep fighting and let’s try to win every game and see what we can do.”
Sissoko, who scored his first goal since December 2019 admitted he would like to score more and provide more assists. The Frenchman added “I would like to score more goals and make more assists but it depends on the system we are going to play. Against Brentford, I was playing as a No 6 without the ball but with the ball, I was higher – another No 8 with Tanguy.”
“That’s why I could be in front and make that run when [Sergio] Reguilón crossed for me and I scored. It’s easier to score when I get in the box than when I play as a No 6.”