ENGLAND – Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed what he told his players during the half-time of their 4-2 victory over Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.
Tottenham were two goals down in the Champions League tie, after 19 minutes before Mourinho responded by taking off Eric Dier in the 29th minute and replacing the defensive midfielder with Christian Eriksen.
Dele Alli managed to pull a goal back in first-half stoppage time but still left the host will have a lot of work to do in the second half.
However, goals from Harry Kane (2) and Serge Aurier (1) in the second-half ensure Spurs defeated the visitor and qualified for the next round of the competition
“It was hard, they are a good team [Olympiakos],” Mourinho was quoted by Express UK as saying after the match.
“Very well organised and they attacked our self-esteem and self-confidence.
“I did not expect our boys to feel this pressure at home and they have not had the best results in the last few months.
“It was a tough time, more than the changes or the tactical talk.
“I told them at half time to keep calm, keep confident and believe in ourselves.”
Mourinho added: “We have qualified for the next round.
“That is the important thing for all of us at the club and the fans”