Losing the final with a score of 0-4 after two matches Tottenham vs RB Leipzig, Tottenham officially became a former Champions League runner-up and coach Mourinho admitted his students were inferior to RB Leipzig.
RB Leipzig first appeared in the quarter-finals of the European Cup after defeating Mourinho’s Tottenham with a score of 3-0 in the return leg of the 1/8 Champions League round of 2019-2020 in the morning of March 11 at home ( Tottenham vs RB Leipzig). Just sitting in the “hot seat” of Spurs, the Portuguese teacher is constantly facing obstacles in many fronts.
The “Rooster” is facing the risk of losing the Champions League to the season after having to dive in 8th place in the English Premier League this season after 29 rounds. Lacking many pillars due to injury, Spurs were also bitterly eliminated from the FA Cup this season after a 1-1 draw in two major halves and losing 2-3 on penalties to Norwich in the match against the quarter-finals of the tournament March 5th.
During the last 6 matches, only to draw and lose, Mourinho acknowledged that Tottenham is in danger without Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko or Steven Bergwijn because of an injury. Current strikers are too poor at finding goals. “RB Leipzig is a very strong opponent and it is difficult to score against their net at this time. Besides, our mistakes have been exploited by the opponent. Thoroughly have 3 goals. Their defenders always win in hand-to-hand battles and are inferior in every way, which makes Tottenham eliminated, “coach Mourinho told BBC Sports after losing to RB Leipzig.
This is the most severe defeat ever in the Champions League of Tottenham and also the first time Mourinho had to receive a series of 6 games without winning in the career (935 matches) of the strategist named “special man”. “
On March 15, Mourinho’s army will have a meeting with Man United in the English Premier League round 30. “Red Devils” are rising strongly after the purification and additional forces and certainly want to continue extending the series of victories to level Chelsea’s position in the race to compete in the Champions League next season. Despite playing at home, coach Mourinho will struggle to find a solution to intercept the rising striker in the old team. In the last match, Mourinho was always defeated when he encountered young colleagues who are leading at the old team.
In Tottenham vs RB Leipzig, Mourinho: ‘I just pretended to be optimistic’
“It was clear that the better team won,” he told a news conference after the match at the Red Bull Arena. Before the second leg, I kept optimistic, but that’s the way I should be. “
In the match of Tottenham vs RB Leipzig, Tottenham entered the second leg at Leipzig with a big disadvantage from a 0-1 defeat at home in the first leg. They also do not have Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko or Juan Foyth. And last season’s runner-up team was unable to overcome those difficulties. Although Tottenham entered the determination, Marcel Sabitzer’s two early goals created a gap too large for Mourinho’s army to level. Emil Forsberg hit the net “Rooster” at the end of the match, fixing a 3-0 victory for the German club. In the end, Tottenham lost 0-4.
After a quick turn in the domestic cup – League Cup and FA Cup, failure in the Champions League mean that Tottenham only has the Premier League to fight. Mourinho’s teachers must finish in the top 4, or at least the top 5 (in case Man City is banned from the European Cup), to have a Champions League ticket next season. Currently, after 29 rounds, they rank eighth, seven points behind Chelsea’s fourth, and five points below Man Utd’s fifth.
Mourinho admitted even the top 4 is a challenge for him and his students: “If we continue to play with the team that played today, it will certainly be difficult. Of course, Tottenham is still a lot of games ahead and will have to fight, the players need to be very strong to cope with the current lack of forces. For the time being, from now till Sunday, we will have no players to recover to return to the competition “. He assured himself after the defeat of Tottenham vs RB Leipzig.
This weekend, on March 15, Mourinho and his students will kick at home, next to Man Utd in the 30th Premier League.
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