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In his first press conference as coach of Tottenham, José Mourinho said he is able to conquer the English league at the head of the London team. "We can't win the Premier this season. We can, and I don't say we are going to do it, but we can win it next time, " said the coach in his presentation at the club in the north of the British capital.
Mourinho, 56, replaces Argentina's Mauricio Pochettino on the Spurs bench, fired after a disappointing start to the season, despite having led Tottenham to the Champions League final last season.
The Portuguese is the active technician who has won the English league most times - three, with Chelsea -, although this time he inherits a squad that is located in 14th place in the table after 12 days. "I don't need players. I'm very happy with the ones I have. I just need time to understand them better and know everything about them. I always say that you only know one player when you work with him," he said. " This template is very, very good. I have told you that one of the reasons I have decided to come is them . I tried to buy some of them from different clubs, but I could not," said the Portuguese.
A broken promise
While still training Chelsea, Mourinho said he would never train Tottenham, one of London's blues rivals. The technician joked when asked about that promise and assured that circumstances have changed: "That was before they threw me out," he said.
" I will face some of my previous teams , at least Chelsea and Manchester United, but I hope that Inter or Real Madrid will also," he said. In those games "I will only have one thing on my mind, my club, which is now Tottenham," said Mourinho. "I won the Champions League with Porto and three months later I was playing against Porto. That's life," he added.
"I will not make the same mistakes, I will make new mistakes. I will be stronger," he said before praising his predecessor in office. "I have to congratulate him for the incredible work he has done. This club will always be his home, this training camp is his training camp. He will always be welcome here. He will soon find happiness and will do everything he did in this club. It was with the feeling that he did a great job, it's what everyone in the club feels, "he said about the Argentine.
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