Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho said Spur’s mentality in pursuit of Champions League qualification has not changed despite Manchester City’s two-season European ban.
Mourinho made this statement during a post match conference after Spurs’ 3-2 win against Aston Villa on Sunday.
After “serious breaches” to Financial Fair Play regulations the Premier League champions were banned from all UEFA competitions by European football’s governing body on Friday.
According to BBC, in response to the ban, City have signalled their intent to appeal the verdict to Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Another interesting thing is that, if City finish in the top four and their ban is upheld, it would mean a Champions League place would go to the team who finish fifth in the Premier League.
Mourinho also shared his thoughts concerning assessment of the UEFA ban on City. Jokingly the Portuguese said, he would be interested to see if it had a repercussion on Pep Guardiola’s title-winning Premier League campaign in 2017/18, when his former side United finished second.
In his words, “My views are that I didn’t lose one single minute analysing what UEFA and FIFA have to analyse.”