Amazon Prime’s Tottenham Hotspur documentary, All or Nothing, has offered a fascinating insight into how Jose Mourinho prepared his team to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Both teams played out two thrilling matches in the 2019/20 season, with only goal difference separating the pair in the Premier League’s final standings.
Wolves dominated the December clash at Molineux but Spurs snatched a late winner through Jan Vertonghen after the hosts switched off at a corner. It was a different story in north London though as Raul Jimenez netted the decisive goal to give Wolves a 3-2 victory.
Mourinho spoke glowingly about several Wolves players after those matches and is always quick to praise Nuno Espirito Santo, whom he coached during his time as Porto manager.
“Wolves, this team is very aggressive,” said Mourinho. “They press, they go on 50-50s, they win duels.
“You see the profile of the team and it’s difficult. If you go there with a Mickey Mouse mentality, they **** us. Doherty, aggressive. (Adama) Traore, powerful. Jonny Castro, bam, boom, aggressive.
“Even if you are winning and you think the game is under control, the game is comfortable, with this team it’s not comfortable. They can create chances. They can score goals.
“This is a game that demands a lot from you, demands that aggression, demands the attitude, demands that ambition that we need.
“We have to win. We can make top four.”
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