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Mourinho: Tottenham have to be pragmatic to try and build something

The Portuguese has opened up on the winning mentality he is trying to get across to his players at Spurs amid an ongoing injury crisis

Jose Mourinho has expressed his belief that Tottenham must be more "strategic than philosophical" in order to develop a winning habit and challenge the elite.

Mourinho was drafted in to replace Mauricio Pochettino in the Spurs hot seat back in November, after almost a year out of work following his sacking at Manchester United.

The 56-year-old inherited a squad which had fallen into the bottom half of the Premier League table, but he initially oversaw an immediate turnaround in fortunes - winning five of his first seven games in charge.