Updated: Feb 16
Mourinho has better feelings for Pep than you can imagine.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho expressed his absolute delight after his side thrashed Manchester City on Sunday evening.
The Portuguese confirmed after the victory that his Lilywhites still have their ‘eye on fourth’ spot in the Premier League table.
New signing Steven Bergwijn broke the deadlock three minutes after Oxlandr Zinchenko was sent off in the second half, and Son Heung-min wrapped up the win with 19 minutes to go as Spurs moved to fifth spot - five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Following the match, Mourinho told BBC MOTD: “With a few draws of people in the same area of the table as us, it was very important to get three points. We still have an eye on fourth. It was a match where you know the quality of the opponent. You want to win, but you can lose. I’m delighted with the boys.
“Only [VAR] Kevin Friend can explain why it was not a red card [for Raheem Sterling]. He has the chance to watch again. That decision would change the game. It would probably not be such an enjoyable game, one team with one player more for an hour is a big advantage. I think it’s a clear red card."
On Steven Bergwijn's goal: “It’s the best way to come to a club. We were not putting pressure on him. We signed him early in the week, so we had time for him to train and speak. He’s very intelligent, humble. At home against the champions, to score a goal, not a normal goal, couldn’t be better for him."
On beating Pep Guardiola: "It’s a pleasure to get three points in a match where we knew it would be very difficult. I have better feelings for Pep than you can imagine. We worked together for three years.”