Mourinho eyes third Europa League title with Tottenham Hotspurs

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jul 13, 2020, 05:13 PM(IST)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho during the match against Brighton. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Spurs took a big step towards qualifying into Europa League after defeating Arsenal 2-1 in the derby clash on Sunday. 

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said that his side would win next season's Europa League if they get qualified. 

Spurs took a big step towards qualifying into Europa League after defeating Arsenal 2-1 in the derby clash on Sunday. 

Mourinho has won the second-tier European competition two times, once with Manchester United and other with Porto and is eyeing a third with his current team. 

"I would love to play Europa League," said the Spurs boss, whose side currently is placed eighth in the Premier League table. 

A seventh place on the table could be enough for the London-based team to qualify, depending on results in the FA Cup.

"It is not a competition I am in love with, it is not a competition that I like very, very much to play, but when you cannot play the Champions League, you play the Europa League," added Mourinho.

"In my career I have only played the Europa League twice and I have won it twice. It would not be bad to play a third time and win it a third time. We have to fight until the end to finish in a Europa League place.

"If you ask (six-time Formula One world champion) Lewis Hamilton if he wants to win Formula Two, I don't think it will be a great deal for him, but it is a competition and I prefer to play Europa League than to not play."

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