Jose Mourinho has promised to end Tottenham’s trophy drought.
Mourinho insists he will prove he has not lost his magic touch even though he admits he faces a huge task in turning around their last 16 Champions League tie.
Tottenham boss Mourinho has won the European Cup twice and three Premier League titles in a glittering career with Porto, Chelsea , Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United .
But Mourinho knows he is under pressure at Tottenham who brought him in to deliver silverware as they have not won anything since the League Cup in 2008.
Mourinho, who signed a three and a half year contract until 2023, said: “I believe Tottenham is not going to be my only club without silverware. I won it at every club and I believe I am going to do it also with Tottenham.
“I am here for three or four months. I get the team in v difficult situation and now even more difficult but I believe in me, in the players, in the club and I believe that during my contract I will help the club to do it.”
Mourinho has been dealt another huge injury blow after ruling £26m January signing Steven Bergwijn for the rest of the season after he suffered a sprained left ankle at Burnley on Saturday.
Tottenham trail 1-0 from the first leg and Mourinho said the players must embrace the club’s To Dare Is To Do motto and be brave and attack RB Leipzig despite being big underdogs.
Spurs are renowned for their ambition of winning with style but Mourinho insisted his philosophy delivers success even if there is no escape from the club’s vision.
“To dare is to do? I read it every day because it’s written everywhere at the training ground and of course it is,” said Mourinho.
You know more or less my principles, my philosophy, what I love and hate. Yes I feel connection with to dare is to do.
“And tomorrow is a time to give abs everything. We win or we leave everything we have on that pitch. But take more risks and win nothing? It’s good to take risks when you win.”