Jose Mourinho has admitted there is a very real possibility of there being no European football for Tottenham Hotspurs next season.
Last season Spurs were title contenders until late in the season, as well as Champions League runners up.
This season saw them humbled on more than one occasion in the Champions League, as well as sitting outside of any European places for next season domestically.
While Spurs fans will be devastated at the idea of dropping outside the top six so emphatically, manager Jose Mourinho is adamant that it is not the end of the world.
Speaking in an interview reported by Goal, he insists while he is not ruling anything out it will mark a new beginning for the club sure the worst-case scenario actually happens.
The Portuguese said:
“I believe, but it is also possible that does not happen.”
“If that does not happen it is not the end of the world. If that does not happen, it is probably the beginning of a new world because things change.”
“Change for you, change for other clubs. The squads they change. The motivations they change, the group dynamic changes.”
“It is also possible that we don’t get into a top-six position.”
“If that happens of course we have to look at it not smiling, but we have to look at it with optimism and look at it with a professional profile of next season has to be different.
“But we don’t want it to happen and we are going to fight for it not to happen.”
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