It was eighth time lucky for Jose Mourinho. Seven previous Premier League visits to St James Park with Chelsea and Man Utd hadn’t produced a single win. Champions League fans can book Champions League Final Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.
Two League Cup wins for Jose Mourinho with Chelsea at SJP but Wednesday night was the first in the Premier League.No surprise that Mourinho’s mentor Sir Bobby Robson was at the forefront of his mind: ‘I am very happy for the team and finally I can leave this stadium and pass Mr. Robson’s statue and laugh with him because every time I come here [previously in the Premier League].
I leave the stadium and I look at him with a sad face. It’s the first time I can leave this stadium and smile.’ In an eventful game, Tottenham deserved to win by the end but the difference ended up being Harry Kane, scoring twice to secure the three points.
Jose Mourinho had Europe on his mind after the game: ‘Since I started we are fourth in the table. On the off chance that we can’t get the Champions League, at that point the Europa League is significant.’
The CL is a stretch too far and indeed they have a real battle for the Europa League. However, Jose Mourinho is correct, since he took over on 20 November 2019, Tottenham do indeed have the fourth-best record in the PL
With Tottenham only having won 12 of 24 games since Jose Mourino took over, this probably says more about the overall quality of the PL this season, except the top two. Summed up as well by Tottenham having won only four away games from 18 all season.
I am very happy for the team and finally, I can leave this stadium and pass Mr. Robson’s statue and laugh with him because every time I come here [previously in the Premier League], I leave the stadium and I look at him with a sad face. It’s the first time I can leave this stadium and smile.
It was a very good result and I think it’s an example of resilience. This is the fourth match separated by two days we played against every team, and every team had more time to rest than us, an incredible effort by everyone.
The players are not tired now [after a win], the players were tired before the game, and to play with this intensity, this spirit, I think is phenomenal. Again, the team was a team.
The two folks originating from the seat had any kind of effect, and that is the thing that a group is and I think we are building something that could be uncommon, how about we attempt to win the next two matches.
With fatigue, it is normal that people feel it and then the energy is not there to turn it around. I talked with them at half-time again about mental quality. They didn’t have energy in their bodies, but you still have energy in your brain, and you have to go there and find it, find it and bring it, and they did it.
They were fantastic. Harry Kane realizes how significant he will be, he is mind-boggling. We had the strength and an extraordinary want to dominate the game and to battle until the keep going for our target, which is the Europa League. Since I began we are fourth in the table.
If we can’t get the Champions League, at that point the Europa League is significant.
“I am proud of them and happy with the points. Serge Aurier is a very strong character, every person is different and in his case, he wanted to play.”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 1 Tottenham 3 – Wednesday 15 July 6 pm
Son 27, Kane 60, 90
(Half-time stats in brackets)
Possession was Tottenham 47% (51%) Newcastle 53% (49%)
Total shots were Tottenham 8 (4) Newcastle 22 (12)
Shots on target were Tottenham 5 (2) Newcastle 6 (3)
Corners were Tottenham 4 (3) Newcastle 5 (4)
Referee: David Coote
Dubravka, Krafth, Fernandez, Schar, Yedlin (Lazaro 55), Shelvey, Bentaleb (Matty Longstaff 86), Almiron, Ritchie, Gayle (Joelinton 69), Saint-Maximin
Darlow, Muto, Manquillo, Atsu, T. Allan, J. Young.
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