Jose Mourinho insists he is '100% Tottenham' ahead of Chelsea reunion

Tanya Simon
December 22, 2019

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho feels he is at "the best club in the world, the best, the biggest in the world" ahead of facing old side Chelsea and Frank Lampard.

"I am 100% Tottenham", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.

"For me, it's a game".

Let's take a look at the possible Tottenham lineup for the game against Chelsea.

"There's no space at all for my previous clubs". Everything. I kept nothing.

'I gave everything but they are my previous clubs.

Toby Alderweireld has signed a new deal with Tottenham until 2023 to end prolonged speculation over his future, the Premier League club have confirmed.

"I'm realistic enough to know it won't happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy". Hard because of Chelsea's quality but not hard from an emotional point of view.

'I'm 100% Tottenham': no divided loyalties for Mourinho against Chelsea
Now beating Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday would put Mourinho's men level on points with the Blues. Chelsea FC won the Europa League crown and ended up in third spot under Lampard's predecessor Maurizio Sarri.

Fikayo Tomori is also hoping for a recall after missing out against Bournemouth last weekend but I think Lampard will stick with Kurt Zouma alongside Antonio Rudiger in the middle of the back four.

"Now it is true that we haven't had time to think to much of the future, we have been thinking only of ourselves, to recover and be ready, because that is the key point, to be ready when something happens and to be more prepared to give to a club that is interested in you, the best of you. Always my club, always".

José Mourinho v Frank Lampard.

Chelsea's all-time record scorer went into management himself after retiring and, when in charge of Derby County last season, his side claimed a penalty shoot-out victory over Mourinho's Manchester United in the EFL Cup.

While the pair had an incredibly close relationship at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho revealed that he will not share a post-match drink with his former player.

The Portuguese said that his office at the stadium is deep in "our private headquarters".

Head of football Raul Sanllehi said the club had interviewed other candidates before opting to pursue Arteta - his appointment took longer to announce due to finalizing compensation to City reported to be £2 million.

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