Mourinho cites Klopp example after promising Tottenham ‘evolution’

Date published: Sunday 25th October 2020 8:24

Jose Mourinho Tottenham

Jose Mourinho is already targeting future transfer windows after highlighting the example of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool as a method to bring about the next stage of Tottenham’s evolution.

Spurs have overcome a tricky start to quickly put their new campaign back on course for success.

The dynamic duo of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have Premier League defences on tenterhooks, but the platform has been laid by several of Mourinho’s summer acquisitions.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has fitted into the engine room seamlessly, while Sergio Reguilon has set pulses racing with his early performances at left-back.

Mourinho isn’t one to rest on his laurels, however, and recently admitted he seeks to follow Jurgen Klopp’s example at Liverpool by being afforded time and money to accelerate the club’s evolution.

“More than the squad, it is time to work and time for evolution,” he said (via The Mirror).

“It is time to affect the team not just the way we play, but the way we think – sometimes the way we think takes more time than other things.

“I am very happy with the squad but, of course, next summer we will need to give a couple of touches, but this is what you always do to improve the squad.

“Look at Liverpool, for example, when Jurgen has been there.

“How many transfer windows? He went to the market and improved the team.”


Tottenham eyeing shunned Barcelona star

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho wants to bring versatile Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena to north London, according to a report.

Alena is one of the most promising talents to have emerged from Barcelona‘s La Masia academy of late. Indeed, he has recently returned to the Camp Nou after a loan spell at Real Betis.

Carles Alena, Ansu Fati Barcelona

However, the 22-year-old is yet to play a minute since Ronald Koeman took over at the club. That trend continued on Saturday, as Koeman’s side lost 3-1 to great rivals Real Madrid.

According to Don Balon, Mourinho has Alena in his sights as he looks to add to his midfield. What’s more, he had a keen eye on El Clasico to see if the Spaniard had a chance to make an impact.

The report claims that if Alena did not play in that match – as well as in the immediate matches that follow – then Mourinho could be assured that the player’s fortunes will not improve.

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