Man City vs Tottenham

After their FA Cup clash with Everton on Wednesday evening, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham must prepare for a gruelling Premier League tie with Manchester City this weekend.

Spurs will take on the league leaders at the Etihad, in what is no doubt set to be one of their toughest tests this season.

City are flying high and currently on a 21-game unbeaten run across all competitions.

They are also five points clear at the Premier League summit, with a game in had on all of the remaining top-six sides.

Spurs, meanwhile, have slipped down to 8th in the table after picking up just one win in four league clashes.

Hojbjerg on Jose Mourinho

Ahead of the tie, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg conducted an interview with Sport Bild, cited below by Sport Witness, that saw the midfielder discuss both Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

The Dane has of course worked with both managers, playing under Guardiola at FC Bayern Munich.

During the interview, Hojbjerg was asked if one of Mourinho’s ‘great secrets’ is that he can turn his team into a ‘conspiratorial bunch’.

Throughout the years Mourinho has often been known for creating a siege-like mentality at whatever club he is at in an attempt to get players on side.

And if Hoiberg’s comments in the interview with Bild are anything to go by, then it appears he is having success with this approach at Spurs:

“Yes, Mourinho turns us into a machine in which one cog engages the other and everyone works for everyone. Everyone in the club feels that.

“I am happy and proud to be part of this machine. We must always keep them hot by joining forces.”

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg | ‘Mourinho turns us into a machine’ – Tottenham player on being ‘cog’ in Jose’s grand plan. #thfc #coys

— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) February 10, 2021

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