Jose Mourinho has ‘BRAINWASHED Tottenham stars into believing’ they can win the Premier League, claims Tim Sherwood… as he insists summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been key to strong start
- Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side are top of the Premier League after nine games
- Tim Sherwood says boss has ‘brainwashed’ stars into believing they can win title
- The Portuguese, who has been in charge of Spurs for over a year, is serial winner
And Sherwood, who played for Spurs between 1999 and 2003, has given his take on why his former side has improved this campaign, stating that Mourinho has instilled a certain belief in his players.
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side are top of the Premier League following nine matches
Tim Sherwood believes manager has ‘brainwashed’ stars into believing they can win the title
‘He’s found a way with the group of players he has,’ he told talkSPORT.
‘He’s bought very well, [Sergio] Reguilon has been a good signing at left back, but [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg for me has been the best signing. He fits into the style and just protects the two centre halves.
‘Jose has brainwashed his players to believe they have to work to achieve something – they need to win trophies, this group of players.
Mourinho, who has been in charge of Tottenham for just over a year, is a serial winner
‘When you play as solid as they do, he’s almost brainwashed them into believing.
‘And why wouldn’t you believe in him? He’s won 20 major trophies in his career and you’re winning football matches, so then you start believing that this guy is the real deal, he knows what he’s talking about, and why can’t we win the league?’
Mourinho won three Premier League titles with Chelsea in what is a long list of hugely impressive managerial honours.
Tottenham have won only three trophies in 29 years with Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the helm in November 2019, looking to end that drought.