Mourinho dismisses any talks of pressure at Spurs

Mourinho dismisses any talks of pressure at Spurs

Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions he is under mounting pressure as Tottenham head coach and insisted he can still end the club's 13-year trophy drought this season.

Spurs slumped to their third consecutive Premier League defeat for the first time since February 2012 on Thursday as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Chelsea.

The London side now faces a scramble to get into the Champions League places given they are seven points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool but Mourinho pointed out the upcoming EFL Cup Final against City in April when asked whether he was feeling the heat.

"I put pressure on myself every day," he told a news conference today.

"I don't need others to pressure on me. I put pressure on myself every day. So, since 2012 without three defeats in a row? Correct? Since when without a title? Maybe I can give one."

Spurs have not won any silverware since the League Cup in 2008 but of more immediate concern is arresting the slump in their league form, starting with Sunday's home game against West Brom.

"It is a big game for West Brom because they need a victory. They need points, they need to survive. They need to get out of where they are. It is a big game for us because we need to leave the position where we are, which is not a dramatic position as theirs is but a very bad position for us.

"We need to break the dynamic of three defeats. It is very important but the reality is until the end of the month, we have great motivations in front of us. Europa League is something that since the beginning we put a lot on.

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