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‘It’s not about me’ – Mourinho continues PR drive after starting Spurs reign with a win

Jose Mourinho has been on the charm offensive ever since taking over as Spurs boss in midweek, and the Portuguese coach was once again full of bluster after seeing his side begin his reign with a 3-2 win away to London rivals West Ham.

Goals from Son Heung Min, Lucas Moura, and Harry Kane saw Spurs record their first away win the Premier League since January, and move up to ninth in the table.

Mourinho has been making all the right noises since taking over in North London, in regards to his heavily criticised tactical and man-management approaches.

Often accused of making everything about himself, the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss insisted afterward that all the credit for today’s victory lay with his players.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the players and the club. The team was too long without a victory away from home,” Mourinho told BBC’s MOTD.

“The most important thing is for the players to have that smile, to go to the dressing room away from home, music on, smile on their faces and happiness. I am looking forward to the next game on Tuesday.

“I am really happy to be with this boys, and I told Daniel Levy when he contacted me the first time: I like the players very much, and I think they know this and they feel it.

“I learnt that the players want to win and want to sacrifice themselves for the team, I am just here to help them.

“I am just here to help them. I will hate if somebody say ‘Jose made an impact’. I made no impact. Nothing. I just helped them a little bit to win this match.”

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