Jose Mourinho, the Tottenham manager said Arsenal made it difficult for his side as they won 2-0 in the North London Derby on Sunday. He congratulated the Gunners counterpart Mikel Arteta after the match. Spurs took the lead just 13 minutes into the Premier League clash. This is when Son Heung-min smashed home from outside the box. Harry Kane doubled his side’s lead when he ran onto a pass from Son and put it past Bernd Leno in first-half stoppage time.
The win sees Tottenham return to the top of the table. And, Jose Mourinho says it was no easy accomplishment for his team. “It was a big game in every sense, not just because it was Tottenham-Arsenal,” Mourinho told the press
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“I want to give words, congratulations to Mikel Arteta because he gave us a very difficult game. Tactically they were very good, very organised. They gave us problems, problems we were able to resolve. The players have a good tactical courage and incredible spirit. They are a good team and he is a good coach.
Jose Mourinho was impressed
“We were reading the game and making the changes to win it because 2-0 was in our hands against a great and difficult opponent but my boys did well today. Additionally, he was happy with the result and the performance. However, he wanted the team in the second half to play in a different way.
“I can imagine tomorrow the headlines will be about them not being in a good position in the table, but I believe with these players and Mikel it will be Arsenal vs Tottenham again.”
Tottenham have taken seven points from their last three matches in the league. They beat Manchester City and drew with Chelsea in the build-up to Sunday’s derby.
“We grew up. I can imagine lots of people can imagine three matches in a row – against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal – would be a moment for us to drop points and go back to ‘normality’ but we didn’t go back to ‘normality’. We are there,” Jose Mourinho added. “I believe one more week at the top of the table unless Liverpool win by many [against Wolves]”