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Carvalho: ‘You have to accept the way Mourinho works’

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Ricardo Carvalho was at three different clubs with Jose Mourinho and believes his compatriot will get the desired results at Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho won the Europa League with Manchester United but his stint at the club was labeled as a failure. 

Such is his quality that success and failure depend on whether he is able to show a domestic league title or not.

These expectations have toned down a lot at Tottenham. For the first time in over 18 years, the pressure of winning a domestic title is off his shoulders. 

It has led to questions about his ability to manage a top club. Ricardo Carvalho disagrees with these notions and believes the Special One still holds his own amongst the best.

The retired Portuguese defender stated that the game has evolved 

“Urm… no, I don’t think he’s lost his qualities,” Carvalho told The Daily Mail.

“I think now the football is very different. The players have changed and they have more power. The players change how they act and Mourinho now has to accept that’s the way it is.”

“Sometimes, the problem comes from the way in which the players don’t accept who he is – he is like that because he wants to achieve and wants to win trophies.”

“You have to accept the way Mourinho works.”

“So, I think he knows his own way and he has been successful every year.”

“I think it’s more a question of time in the beginning… and then he will get results.”

Carvalho is currently assistant to Andre Villas-Boas at Marseille. Villas-Boas himself is a protege of Mourinho and recently heaped praise on him.