Mourinho’s Beginning and Champions League Preview

Nov 26, 2019 | Sushilspurs11

Mourinho Era begins with a win

Jose Mourinho started his managerial career at Tottenham Hotspur with a 3-2 victory over West Ham United as Tottenham registered their first away win since January 20.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho reacts at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at The London Stadium, in east London on November 23, 2019. – Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham United 3-2. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Match Stats

Home Team: West Ham Away Team: Tottenham


Home47% Away53%


Home11 Away15

Shots on Target

Home4 Away6


Home3 Away7


Home12 Away14

Goals from Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane ensured the first victory under their new manager Jose Mourinho. But the defensive problems seems alive as it has to be addressed soon as the team lost their tempo for the final fifteen minutes of the game.

Tottenham Won away

It had been more than 10 months since Tottenham won their away game and finally they won away game under their new manager in charge this week. The team looked lively again as Son Heung -min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane grabbed a goal each. It would have been different score line if Lucas had grabbed his opportunity earlier in the second half.  

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Dele Returns

It was one of the match Dele may have wished to come this season but the game came in different circumstances for him. Dele was not able to find his groove this season as injury hampered him but under the new manager and new role given to him he announced that he is back with his performance.

Took on the role of the playmaker and he put Kane, Son and Lucas into some good early positions. He set up Son’s opening goal and then superbly managed to back flick the ball into the same player’s path while falling on his back to help set him away to set up Lucas for the second goal. His best performance in a Spurs shirt for a long while and he was involved in everything that the away side did well

Defensive Problems

Though the team won their away game in long time but the defensive problems seems alive. Tottenham enjoyed their dominance till the 70 minutes of the game and suddenly they were kept at back foot by the West Ham attackers. West Ham nearly completed the dramatic comeback as they reduced the 3-0 deficit to 3-2 but it was too late.

Jose enjoyed his debut with a win but surely he must have admired the positions that needs to be addressed soon.

Champions League Preview: Tottenham Vs Olympiacos

PIRAEUS, GREECE – SEPTEMBER 18: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur breaks through during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Olympiacos FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Karaiskakis Stadium on September 18, 2019 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Competition: Uefa Champions League

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Date: Tuesday, 26 September 2019

Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 2

Previous meetings: Spurs vs Olympiacos

18 Sep 2019: Olympiacos 2-2 Tottenham (Uefa Champions League)

08 Nov 1972: Olympiacos 1-0 Tottenham (Uefa Cup)

25 Oct 1972: Tottenham 4-0 Olympiacos (Uefa Cup)

 Team news


Tanguy Ndombele: Doubt

Ben Davies: Doubt

Jan Vertonghen: Doubt

Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm and Erik Lamela remain sidelined


Olympiacos will be without midfielder Konstantinos Fortounis, who has been out since July. There are no other injuries reported.

Predicted XI


Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose; Sissoko, Dier; Lucas, Alli, Son; Kane


Sa; Gaspar, Semedo, Papadopoulos, Tsimikas; Bouchalakis, Camara, Valbuena; Podence, Guerrero, Soudani

A win today will seal the qualification for the Jose Mourinho’s side.