Tottenham beat Man City on strategy —Mourinho
Jose Mourinho tells Sky Sports: “City is a fantastic team that lost against a team that strategically
was very good”; Plus Pep Guardiola feels his Manchester City side are not playing bad as they sit 10th
in the Premier League with just 12 points from eight games
The result means Spurs finish a day top of the Premier League table for the first time since August 2014,
and Mourinho put the victory down to a superior strategy over his old enemy Pep Guardiola.
He told Sky Sports, “For me, I prefer the players to speak because they are the ones, they were fantastic,
they gave everything. They follow a strategy and football sometimes, more than ever, strategy plays an
important part. They were amazing.“It was very important to respect [City] and not to forget the team they are.
If we follow people speaking about them as being not as good as before, if we follow the fake table because they
have one match in hand, we would probably be playing differently. City is a fantastic team that lost
against a team that strategically was very good but City is still City.
“Of course, you have to score and we didn’t have many chances. You need a top goalkeeper to make crucial saves
in crucial moments, but we knew they would have more of the ball but we would be very comfortable playing
that way because we knew the way to do it.”