Jose Mourinho is adamant that he will win trophies at Tottenham Hotspur as he hope for “something special” in the champions League. Spurs need to overrun a 1-0 defeat when then take on RB Leipzig in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday night, but the odds are against them.
Dutch Man Steven Bergwijn was the last man to be struck down with injury on the eve of the game as he was ruled by Mourinho for the rest of the season with a sprained ankle, joining harry Kane and Son Heung-Min in the treatment room.
It is a big blow for Mourinho’s hopes of silverware in his first campaign at spurs, though the Portuguese is confident it will happen at some stage in his time at the club. Jose Mourinho is a renowned name in the football world after having won more than a dozen trophies over the course of the last two decades in four countries across Europe. One of the reasons for the Portuguese’s success is his ability to thrive when others did not give him a chance to succeed.
On Tuesday, Mourinho is facing one of those moments again as his Tottenham Hotspur team are to face RB Leipzig in the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash.
The North London-based club were outplayed in the first-leg while playing at home against the German Bundesliga side who emerged 1-0 victorious, courtesy penalty striker from star striker Timo Werner.
But if a disappointing result in the first-leg was not enough, Spurs are facing a barrage of issues, both on and off the field.
By Linda Amiani.