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Mourinho singles out one Spurs man for being the only ruthless member of the team when he arrived
By Bruce Grove -

One of the reasons why Tottenham made Jose Mourinho their manager was because they wanted to end their wait for a new trophy.

The Special One has shown that he can win trophies for the teams that he has managed previously, so Spurs are expecting him to do that for them.

However, it doesn’t just take a manager to win trophies, it takes players who have certain characteristics.

When Mourinho came to the club, he looked at all the players at his disposal, most of which are very talented, but he found Eric Dier to be the only one that has a ruthlessness about him, Football Insider claims.

It says that the Champions League-winning manager found Dier to be the only player that has the “devil” in him in the entire team.

Mourinho has admired Dier for years and he was keen to sign the Englishman when he was the manager of Manchester United.

It is no surprise that he has made him a key part of his current Spurs side, and the defender has been one of the team’s best players this season.

It seems that Mourinho has also made a “devil” out of some of his other players with the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min now playing some of the best football of their careers.

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

He’s improving but I still don’t think he’s a good enough first choice CB

England Mike
England Mike
1 month ago

So what’s Kane got then ? pfft !

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
1 month ago

He’s turning round the players with decent attitudes, players we thought might have been close to the scrapheap – so Dier, Lamela, Toby, Aurier, Sissy and now seemingly Ndombele.

All benefitting from an emphasis on the collective and knowing what exactly your role is within that.

The more weak willed are struggling – Alli, Winks, Sanchez.

Dier and Alli were the pet projects when he came – Alli started better but it’s the slow and steady progress of Dier which has won out there.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 month ago

Remember when young Eric arrived, Maureen was manager at Chelsea. It was not long after his debut, a game or two after, against the Chavs he was playing at right back. Not sure if he got the ball or not but he nearly killed Diego Costa with a cruncher in the opening minutes. He was quiet as a lamb for the rest of the game. Was an immediate fan.