KEY POINTS

  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho lauds the entire team for their success this season
  • Mourinho plans to give Harry Kane and Heung-min Son more playing time
  • Spurs are set to play seven games in 21 days

Amid Tottenham’s successful run this season, Jose Mourinho pointed out that there’s one thing that has been keeping them on the right path.

The Spurs are currently the no. 1 team in the English Premier League this season. With the recent derby win over arch-rival Arsenal and decisive victories over Manchester City and Ludogorets in November, Tottenham presents a strong case to become title contenders this season.

Mourinho, who was hailed “manager of the month” for November, has been credited for much of Tottenham’s success. However, the renowned manager insisted that it was due to the entire team’s effort.

“For me, it is not manager of the month, it is team of the month,” Mourinho told reporters in a recent press conference. “It is about us as a team, the results we had in November.”

“It is not about me it is about the team and if it was about me it would have to be the coaching staff of the month because without the other guys it would not be possible,” he emphasized. “This kind of thing I never feel it as an individual award, I always feel that it belongs to the team and the results we did.”

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are top of the Premier League on goal difference Jose Mourinho's Tottenham are top of the Premier League on goal difference Photo: POOL / Clive Rose

After an impressive run last month, Tottenham is set for an exhausting December. The team is booked for seven fixtures in 21 days, and Mourinho said that he would be doing player “rotations” to avoid injuries.

“So many matches,” the manager said. “Do we need to make rotations? Of course we need to. It is impossible for a player to play all these matches in a short period of time, of course we need to do it and we have to do it.”

Tottenham’s attacking duo Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have been exceptional in terms of goal scoring this season. Kane and Son have now combined for a total of 12 goals for the Spurs in the current campaign, and Mourinho assured that the pair will have to play more minutes in the next games compared to their teammates.

“But at the same time there are players that are really, really unique,” the 57-year-old admitted, referring to Kane and Son. “And with some unique players in spite of the fact that the squad is very good we have to try to give them the most minutes possible because they can make a difference.”