‘I look up, I don’t look down’ at Arsenal in the table

Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho has actually fired the very first shot throughout Toolbox’s bow ahead of Sunday’s north London derby (See live, 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN and online through NBCSports.com).

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Inquired About Tottenham and Toolbox in relation to one another, 3 locations and 7 points apart in the Premier League table, Mourinho declared he has actually not invested much time considering the Gunners this season — quotes from the Guardian:

“I look up, I don’t look down. If Arsenal was seven points ahead of us I would look to them but because we have seven points more than them, I don’t look down. At the same time, we look always to the next match and if instead of Arsenal it was [Aston] Villa or Newcastle – exactly the same feeling.

“We feel we’re better than the position we have in the table and we want to improve our position so we need points for that. It doesn’t matter the opponent, doesn’t matter if it is a derby. It’s a Premier League match, three points are there to fight for and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Tremendous pressure exists for both sides ahead of Sunday’s clash at the Emirates Arena, with Toolbox sitting 10th in the table in the middle of another extremely underwhelming season, whereas Tottenham are unexpectedly simply 5 points behind 4th-place Chelsea (with a video game in hand) after winning 3 straight league video games in 9 days’ time.

Harry Kane remains in great type as soon as again (5 objectives, 2 helps in Tottenham’s existing four-game winning streak throughout all competitors), and the renewal of Gareth Bale (6 objectives, 3 helps in Spurs’ last 7 video games) has actually undoubtedly raised the spirits of the team. It’s not simply those 2, nevertheless, who have happy Mourinho in current weeks.

“The reason why we changed seven players from the last match was because I trust all the guys. The last time I did this we lost against Antwerp and everybody was killing me. And rightly so, because I made these decisions but in that match I felt let down by attitude and it was a moment where not everybody was working well.”

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Mourinho: ‘I look up, I don’t look down’ at Toolbox in the table initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.