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Mourinho satisfied with the three very important points Spurs won at the Hawthorns.

Harry Kane's late header secured the win for Spurs at the Hawthorns.

Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham interacts with Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Brom. [Getty]
Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham interacts with Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Brom. [Getty]

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho explained how difficult it was for his side to secure three points at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

The north London club sealed a narrow win against West Bromwich on the road, thanks to a late header from striker Harry Kane.

Mourinho’s Lilywhites moved to the top of the table following the victory but were leapfrogged by Leicester City who beat Wolves 1-0 at the King Power stadium.

The Baggies mounted enough pressure on Spurs but weren’t able to breakdown the awayside, however, Mourinho relished the fact his team showed enough resilience throughout the match. 

"We are top of the table but other clubs have a match in hand so let’s see what happens,” the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss told Sky Sports.

"Honestly if Liverpool and Leicester win it is not a problem for me at all, the first important thing was to get the three points, three wins in a row for the first time this season and by getting 12 points from 12 away we compensate for the dropped points at home.

"This match was very difficult. West Brom showed how much they are with Slaven Bilic because the way they fought to try and get the positive result says everything. I wish them the best and I am pretty sure with this commitment Slaven will take them from where they are now.

"We defended well, we were compact but they were very good tactically. Three very important points for us."

Mourinho continued: “These two wins away 1-0, Burnley and here, they can tell us it is not always possible to play beautiful and to score three or four goals and be fluent. You need to keep clean sheets, we tried to score, we tried and tried and tried. We forced all the way against a very organised opponent.

“When we scored with five or six minutes to go it was time to fight, time to give everything. This is the way sometimes to win points.

“We leave on the bus now and we are top of the league and when we arrive in London we could be third so no point to get carried away.

“Now they go to national teams and time for me to have a couple of days rest. I keep saying the same, one day I will be a national team coach and will want to win the same way as they do so I don’t complain when they want their players to win matches."

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