Arteta backs ‘world class’ Mourinho

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If there’s one manager that can end Tottenham Hotspurs’ 12-year trophy drought it is Jose Mourinho, that’s according to Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta, who has the utmost respect for ‘The Special One’.

Arteta believes that Mourinho is still a ‘world-class’ coach and will be successful at Spurs even though it will take him a bit of time.

The Portuguese tactician was appointed as Spurs coach midway through the Premier League (PL) season replacing Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs currently sit in ninth place and Arteta expects them to play with an ‘extra edge’ against his side Arsenal in Sunday’s North London Derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Asked at his pre-match press conference on Friday if Mourinho was still world-class, Arteta said: “Absolutely. They have had some ups and downs, but overall, you can clearly see what he wants to bring to the club”. Picture: Arsenal. 

“He manages the energy, the momentum and establishes a really strong culture in every football club.

“As well, he [Mourinho] makes sure that he wins and he’s won in every single club that he’s been at. Obviously, the situation and the timing when he arrived is different than starting a new project right from the summer, but I’m sure he will be successful because he always finds the right way to do it. It will take him a bit of time but I’m sure he will do it,” added Arteta.

According to the Arsenal mentor, Mourinho has a clear way of playing and managing games with clean sheets being his main priority.

“But don’t forget his teams always score a lot of goals and they are really successful and he’s been able to win titles because of that,” concluded Arteta.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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