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Spurs manager Jose Mourinho: 'We are not fighting for the Premier League title.'

Spurs beat Man City 2-0 to move to the top of the English top flight.

Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura all celebrate. [Getty]
Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura all celebrate. [Getty]

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits that it feels good to be at the top of the Premier League table, although, if Leicester City seal a win against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, the Lilywhites will move back to the second spot.

The North London club beat Pep Guardiola’s Cityzens 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday evening, thanks to goals from Heung-min Son and Givani Lo Celso.

The win meant Spurs leapfrogged Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to move to the top of the English top-flight for the first time since August 2014, and it was also the first time they registered back-to-back league wins against City since October 2016.

However, after the victory, Mourinho decided to take the pressure off his side by saying he is “happy with the evolution” of his team but, they are not “fighting for the [Premier League] title”.

While speaking to BBC Match of the Day, the Portuguese said: "It feels good [to be top], but maybe tomorrow we are second again and honestly that would not be a problem for me, I am just happy with the evolution.

"People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title. We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match. But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.

“But dinner tonight will be nice and relaxed and I will watch Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and sleep like an angel.

"But no problem if Leicester wins [tomorrow] and we are second again.”

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