Thanks to the brace of Harry Kane, Tottenham won against Olympiakos 4-2 in the Champions League group stage, and won tickets to go on.
Tottenham showed two opposite faces in the two matches against Olympiakos on November 26. The first 45 minutes, Jose Mourinho’s teachers and players were messy, tedious and with little idea, then the remaining 45 minutes, they exploded, sublimated and full of emotion.
After losing two goals in the first 20 minutes of the match, Tottenham also needed that much time in the second half to lead the opponent. Dele Alli was the one who sparked the upstream, before Harry Kane leveled the score. Serge Aurier took the hosts through with a beautiful shot, only then Kane closed the first match on his new teacher’s home ground with a brace.
Compared to the first match to lead Tottenham, Mourinho is no longer calmly standing on the border. For nearly half of the first half, the “Special One” kept bouncing when he saw Olympiakos flooding the pitch with the speed of sprinters. His face only relaxed in the second half, when the pupils scored four goals in less than 30 minutes.
At the end of the match, the former Man Utd coach punched the air into the air, pointed the arrogant face towards the home fans, then walked into the field to shake hands, congratulating the victory for each student.
Mourinho only had a change in the starting line compared to when he won West Ham 3-2 at the weekend. Danny Rose, after recovering from an injury, started as Ben Davies as a left-back. More than third-placed team Crvena Zvezda facing Bayern Munich who are in high form this time, Tottenham need not win, they can win tickets by four points more than rivals and only two matches in each team.
Two games conceding four goals, against the under-rated teams, is clearly not the direction Mourinho intends to apply to Tottenham. However, compared to his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, the more of the Portuguese teacher is to rekindle the fire of fighting for students. It is also a way for “Rooster” to spontaneously mentally, when the emotional trip at Old Trafford on December 4 is approaching.