Jose Mourinho’s six challenges in Tottenham

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The Portuguese will lead a Premier League team for the fourth time after his two stages at Chelsea and his stay at Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has been officially announced as the new Tottenham coach. The Portuguese coach will be the substitute of Mauricio Pochettino after his dismissal and thus opens a new stage in the Spur bench. It will be the fourth time he leads an English team (he was Chelsea coach twice) and the third time in a different club (Chelsea, Manchester United and, now, Tottenham). Knowing very closely the British championship, having part of his family in London, living in the British capital when he had no equipment and with a solid economic project that allows him to access his claims. Tottenham seemed a unique opportunity to (after leaving Manchester United last season) return to the benches. However, it does not reach the best Tottenham. After perhaps the best season of the last decade in North London (European runner-up, EFL Cup semifinalists and fourth place in the Premier League), this combined Spur has started irregularly in a domestic and continental tournament that has left a scent close to disappointment, with significant stumbling blocks that have set off the alarms in the Champions League and that has left the dream of being champion on English soil far away.

Recover the lost illusion of dressing room

The unexpected start of the season could have its starting point, its turning point, at the end of last season. The main block is the same, and many of their players were aware after falling in the Wanda Metropolitano against Liverpool, in the Champions League Final, that they were probably never going to be together so close to being European champions. Many say in England that this was the first key to the downturn. Lack of motivation, enthusiasm, to feel again that they were close but (as was common) but the party was going to the opposite side. That is why there has been much talk that the locker room no longer has the same sport hunger, that many players even already consider a future outside, that some of its stars no longer have Tottenham among their plans for next season. A personal feeling of the players that at the collective level has ended up translating into this unexpected and gray beginning of the sports course.

Put out the fire Eriksen

The future of Christian Eriksen seems to be destined to dissociate itself from Tottenham. His decision so far seemed very clear and his departure was taken for granted. Outside in the winter market (leaving money in the coffers of the club) or in summer (leaving free, free, without renewing), but the trend seemed clear making the Danish player the main candidate to leave the Spur ship. Clubs like Manchester United, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich have sounded strong to sign him, but the arrival of Jose Mourinho has meant, it seems, a significant change. At least in the medium term. Daily Mail in England has already ensured thatOne of Mourinho’s promises to Levy would have been to try to convince Eriksen to continue, at least, until the end of the season, thus trying to close the possibility of leaving the club in the coming weeks, in the January market.

The situation of the player, moreover, seems to have been one of the burning and latent fires of the locker room since last summer, and that could influence the dismissal of Pochettino. It has been ensured for weeks in England that the Argentine coach placed himself in a strong position against the Danish player and the tension between them was evident and real, which would have caused the football player’s irregularity to have a lot to do with that personal context between him and Pochettino. Now, without him, with Mourinho, the internal fire could relax, or at least be parked until the end of the season.

Get the desired sports regularity

It is true that Tottenham is fourteenth in the Premier League, but sports is only three points behind Europa League . Perhaps a minor prize, but continental tournaments are still closer than the relegation places. And in the Champions League, a similar case . The hard defeat against Bayern (2-7) made a lot of media noise, had a lot of echo in Europe , but the truth is that, after the first four days, Tottenham is second in Group B and has the classification in his hand for the round of eighths. A goal that would solve the problem and make forget until February the media headache that established more than one doubt in the club.

Both in the Premier League and in the Champions League, the sports situation has been marked by irregularity, by unexpected setbacks, but the reality is much better than what public opinion seems to have installed. Of course, winning matches, getting several positive results in a row, winning by important differences and not by the minimum, should be some of the first achievements to calm the waters, so that the change of coach is the necessary turning point for the calm.

Recover Dele Alli

Dele Alli has been one of the flags of the Mauricio Pochettino stage in Tottenham. Many young values ​​have had their chance in the London ranks at the hands of the Albiceleste coach, and the English midfielder has been one of them, becoming one of the Premier League banners at the media level and one of the stars of the young English team led by Gareth Southgate. However, irregularity is his worst companion since last season. Several injuries and lack of competitive rhythm in their respective returns to the sports routine have extinguished the flame of the young pearl that became reality.

Dele is very far from its best version, it is far from being one of the great offensive references, and obviously it seems to be light years away from the dynamic, daring, brave and strong character young player that intermingles quality, determination and scoring smell does not much in the sports center of Tottenham. Recover its best version, recover its regularity and sports weight will surely be one of Mourinho’s strengths in White Hart Lane.

Win titles

The great ballast of Pochettino. The Tottenham of Mauritius has been one of the most prominent teams on the islands in recent years. His game, his way of controlling the encounters, the young values ​​that emerged during his period on the bench. Everything made it an attractive team at the collective level. However, the titles were missing. It was a continuous epic battle that ended with defeat over the horn, on the shore. Bright seasons without the icing on the most delicious cake. Last season, the great example with the Final Lost in the Champions League.

Now Mourinho arrives, and the comparison is an illusion beam for the London parish. In the last decade Mourinho has won 10 titles, while Tottenham has not won any. The Portuguese coach has won titles (to a greater or lesser extent) in all the clubs where he has been. At the domestic level, at the continental level, but their teams have ended up playing metal at the end of the season. It is an important challenge for the sporting aspect, but especially for the moral, personal and psychological factor of a hobby, a project, a club, proud to be considered one of the teams that have offered the best football in recent years, but Without the final prize of savoring the honeys of success.Mourinho arrives to break that barrier, to explode with joy a grandstand Spur who anxiously awaits, almost obsessively, the title that allows them to lift a trophy to heaven.

Manage young players

Wherever he has been, he has managed to manage young players. Footballers of premature generations who, little by little, progressively, ended up having minutes with Mourinho. And in Tottenham there are cases like Dele Alli (in a state of worrying irregularity), Winks, Sessegnon, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Lo Celso or Ndombélé, which could be the new fire tests to assess the coach’s psychological and sports power Portuguese to turn young values ​​into solid soccer players that can be real, decisive solutions for Tottenham in the medium and long term.

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