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“We are here to win something this year” Mourinho drilling a winning mentality into Spurs stars
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham have gone 12 years without winning a trophy despite coming close on quite a few occasions.

The Lilywhites have been one of the best teams in Europe at this start of the season as Jose Mourinho looks to create history with them as he did with Chelsea when he first came to English football.

Having been backed in the transfer market in the summer, the Portuguese manager knows that he has to repay the faith with a trophy, and he has been doing just fine with his team at the moment.

One of the players that have been trusted by Mourinho to play for the club since he became their manager is Ben Davies and the Welsh left-back sees the end of the club’s trophy drought in sight.

He says that winning a trophy is long overdue and that the players are pulling in the same direction with regards to that.

Asked if Spurs had never been in a better position to end their 12-year wait for a trophy, Davies said on Standard Sports: “I think so.

“It feels like it’s been a long time coming to try to win something but everyone at this club is determined to.

“It’s not easy to manage a big squad with the number of good players we’ve got here but everybody is pulling in the same direction, they’re players on the bench and players some weeks who aren’t even in the squad.

“But you can see when they get their chance to play themselves, it’s 100 per cent effort and 100 per cent desire and that’s fully across the team. It comes from a desire to win something. The gaffer has drilled into us that we are here to win something this year.

“That comes from that desire and mentality to pick up points at every moment. That winning mentality, creating those good habits of picking up points regularly is exactly where we want to be.”

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BigStew
BigStew
11 months ago

Any piece of silverware this season would be a fillip & obviously better than anything in last 12/13 years.
A cup double or a treble would be a big statement but as of yesterday, the most popular bet at the bookies is THFC @ 6-1 (3rd favourites) to win PL.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

As we discovered since 2008 SAYING IT and DOING IT are 2 different things!
Tagged the “nearly team”, until now our best hope of winning the PL title was extinguished by the Foxes in 2016 and subsequently losing to Liverpool in the CL final.

Incidentally. according to the DT Aston Villa believe 25-year-old England midfielder Jack Grealish, who has been linked with Manchester City, is worth at least £100m!!!!!!,
which clearly puts us out the reckoning for his signature!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Double the figure Levy could have got him for in 2018 had our esteemed Chairman made a more attractive bid!!

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
11 months ago

Not Levy’s finest hour. Ditto the fiasco with Moussa Dembele from Fulham.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
11 months ago

Probably worth half that,it was a figure put on his head to put City off buying him.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Not deterring money riches City that when they want a player, money no option they generally get him. Given that Grealish is in high demand I’d say a current market valuation of between £90m – £100m is about right, starting off with an opening bid of £80m!!

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
11 months ago

Pre covid19 Bruno Fernandes cost Utd under £50m ,Post covid Chelsea have signed Werner & Ziyech combined for under £90m. Transfermarkt have Grealish at post covid price £40.5m,I would add another £10m because he’s English.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Leslie £50.5m! Surely you can’t be serious that the Villa Board would contemplate selling their prized asset for such a lowly figure? £80m + minimum, nothing less than that!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Eyebrows were raised at the time pre Covid when the Liverpool Board shelved out £75m for Van Djik and £70m+ for Allisson, but they paid the asking price as they wanted these players so badly they got them.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
11 months ago

It paid off handsomely too,solved the two problem areas.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

that secured the PL title!! Klopp identified major weaknesses and got their men. A bit like what Chelsea have done (ouch!)

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Eyebrows were raised at the time pre Covid when the Liverpool Board shelved out £75m for Van Djik and £70m+ for Allisson, but they paid the asking price as they wanted these players so badly they got them.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
11 months ago

Liverpool,Man Utd,Chelsea, don’t need Grealish,so why if there isn’t the competition for his signature would City pay more than around £50m. The price of players has dropped post covid. Clubs like ourselves are being more savvy in the market with contract situations and loan deals we only spent £60m nett plus bringing in 7 new faces. Havertz has been touted as a generational talent and was cutting it up in Germany last season is younger than Jack cost Chelsea £70m.The bottom line is a players valuation is what price a club is prepared to pay! Come to think of it do City even need him with Debruyne,Sterling,Mahrez,Torres and Fodan to name a few.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Fair point but selling Grealish for anything less than my suggested valuation Villa supporters will be in uproar!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Whats Kane worth??

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

LC not so bad if Grealish was n’t Villas prized asset but the fact of the matter he is. Similar to our prized asset Kane!

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
11 months ago

Who know’s but City would take him over Grealish to replace Aguero Levy would make them pay! Big time.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
11 months ago

Maybe he will stay at Villa, a one club man, a big fish in a small pond like Le Tiss.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
11 months ago

Mou knows how to win, to win dirty if necessary. I don’t care if we play a boring game as long as there is a trophy at the end of it. If we win it playing like we did against Utd or S-hampton though, that would be better.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago
Reply to  mikey hughes

Mikey realistically what trophy do you think we will win this season ??

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
11 months ago

Starting by winning the Carabeo Cup would be a major psychological boost!!

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
11 months ago

Would be massive, getting the first one under the belt will boost our confidence no end.

mikey hughes
mikey hughes
11 months ago

Yes the Carabou as you say, less games to win it. Otherwise it’s hard to say, I think Mou would like the Ropey in the bag too.

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