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Mourinho: The new Tottenham stadium can become a fortress

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Jose Mourinho is pretty optimistic Spurs can turn their modern Tottenham Hotspur stadium into a fortess over the coming years.

Jose Mourinho is looking to build on his side’s recent home form and transform the Tottenham Hotspur stadium into a fortress.

Since the restart of football in June, Spurs are unbeaten in all their five games at home. Four games and a draw in that span.

If anyone knows in-depth about building fortresses, not many know better than Jose Mourinho.

For nine years and 150 matches he remained unbeaten at home. He went 77 games without defeat across two spells at Chelsea (as per Sky Sports).

Spurs still have a long way to do so in replicating such feats but Mourinho thinks they are on the right path. However, they might need the help of their fans to do so.

“I think so,” said Mourinho via Sky Sports.

“But we need to do it with the fans. Without them you can create a kind of fortress, but based on the tactical side of the game.”

“But, I think with fans, you can do it in a much stronger way because you add the emotional side of the game that only your fans in your stadium can give to you.”

Liverpool completed the current season unbeaten at Anfield. It means they are yet to lose in front of the Kop in their last 59 outings. Jurgen Klopp has records in his sight but Mourinho thinks they would be difficult to achieve.

“I think the Premier League is getting into a direction where these unbeaten records are something more and more difficult to achieve because of the level of the teams,” said the Portuguese.

“But to be strong at home and to arrive at the end of each season with an important number of points in your pocket from home matches is very important.

“I think our recent results at home without the fans are important, but we need them back. “

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