Jose Mourinho believes securing a top four finish with Tottenham would be an ‘incredible achievement’ due to the club’s ongoing injury concerns.
The north London side have been beset by a host of injuries to key players, with forward duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min set to miss the majority of the remainder of the season with hamstring and arm injuries respectively.
That duo have combined for almost half of all the club’s Premier League goals this season and their absence leaves the club without a senior recognised centre-forward at present.
Mourinho previously claimed finishing second with Manchester United in 2018 was his best managerial achievement, but ahead of this weekend’s crucial trip to former club Chelsea, suggested securing Champions League qualification with his injury-hit squad would better that feat.
“In these circumstances, yes,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“Sonny and Harry, they score the majority of goals that Tottenham score. This season was so negatively special that we’ll be without them both at the same time for a lot of matches.
“So yes, not for me, my achievement, but collectively for this group of boys if we manage to finish fourth without Harry and Sonny it would be something incredible, incredible achievement for the boys. So we have to give everything we have.”