José Mourinho says that he has banned his Tottenham gamers from looking at the video nasty in their 7-2 Champions League house loss to Bayern Munich in October, which represented probably the most ultimate cuts for his managerial predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho is in Munich for Wednesday night time’s go back Crew B fixture, despite the fact that there isn’t the similar stage of jeopardy for the reason that each golf equipment have already certified for the knock-out rounds. Bayern have suffered back-to-back Bundesliga defeats and are in turmoil as they lag 7th of their home department however, to Mourinho, the hot previous was once now not a concept worry.
“I forbid any symbol of it [the 7-2],” Mourinho mentioned. “I watched it a few occasions: me, my personnel and analysts attempt to undergo each unmarried facet of that however now not one unmarried symbol for the lads. No. In no way. We’re going to center of attention extra on us than on Bayern.
“We’re going to take a look at to expand our fashion of play, with other our bodies, other levels, other gamers. However there’s a sure manner that we attempt to play soccer and check out to expand our ideas of play. And we’re completely focussed on us.”
Mourinho has left 10 gamers in London, resting Serge Aurier, Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane. As well as, Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Erik Lamela are injured. He’s set to set with the kids Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon. The road-up will nonetheless function established high quality and he expects his defence to be given an exacting take a look at by means of the prolific Bayern striker, Robert Lewandowski.
“You suppose our staff is identical with out Harry Kane?” Mourinho mentioned. “It’s now not the similar. And, in fact, Bayern rely just a little on Lewandowski. Their trainer thinks in a different way to me. I left Harry Kane at house, and I be expecting Lewandowski to play. However perhaps he will get injured [on Wednesday night] and doesn’t play on the weekend – so it’s higher he thinks two times and doesn’t play Lewandowski!
“I arrive in mid-season, with out 4, 5, six weeks to paintings and know the gamers – so we need to do the entirety whilst we’re operating. It’s crucial to be that the gamers are coachable and open. I believe the lads want me and my activity is to assist them.”