Former Tottenham midfielder and now pundit, Jermaine Jenas, has said he believes the Spurs players are fully invested in Jose Mourinho’s methods at the moment.
After an indifferent campaign last year, Tottenham are flying high near the summit of the Premier League this term. Mourinho, it seems, has got his team firing on all cylinders.
The likes of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son are in the form of their lives, while Tanguy Ndombele has exploded onto the scene after a difficult period initially in north London.
And Jenas, speaking to the BBC (quotes via the Mirror), believes Mourinho has got the Spurs squad exactly where he wants them.
“Mourinho has somehow looked at that (Pochettino’s) blueprint and said ‘it is brilliant but I can make it better because I know the secret ingredient’. That secret ingredient is a desire to win.
“Basically, are they willing to do it Jose’s way? It looks like they are, and the more big results it gets them, the more they will be in the palm of his hand.”
It certainly appears Jenas has a point in his comments. Spurs have only lost one game all season under Mourinho thus far and have conceded just nine goals, a league low.
They play Chelsea this weekend in a game which could be huge at the top of the table, with both teams in fine form.
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Those who remember the original Chelsea teams under Mourinho will draw comparisons to what he did then and what he is doing with this Spurs side. He did it with Porto and Inter Milan, too.
That attitude of ‘us against the world’ makes Mourinho what he is. And Tottenham’s players certainly seem to have bought into it.
There is a genuine chance of silverware this year and Mourinho’s methods and tactics will play a vital role in any success.