Jose Mourinho is confident of winning against Chelsea in the upcoming clash today.
He has stated that his team does not ‘fear anyone’ but at the same time, Spurs have immense respect for their opponents – in this case, the Blues.
“You’ll have to ask Frank if they fear us or not,” he said. “But I don’t think fear is the right word at this level. We don’t fear anyone.”
“We respect their potential and I think they respect our potential. Honestly, I don’t think they believe they are going to play an easy opponent,” Mourinho said.
“I would love them to feel that way, but I don’t think they do. Frank is a man with a lot of experience in football and I think they know we are a difficult team that is capable to go there and win.”
Mourinho also spoke about Chelsea’s big summer spending, which amounted up to a whopping £220 million ($275m). The Spurs boss is well aware of Roman Abramovich’s wealth, which Tottenham doesn’t possess.
“We don’t have the conditions, like some clubs, to do the crazy market,” he said.
“We have to do the wise market, and we did it. We improved the team’s potential,” he added.
“If potential is higher, the expectations are higher. But we are not focussed on the table. The table is something we are going to look at when the season is finished,” he said.
“I hope the fans look at us as a work in progress,” he said. “The others normally need years and years until they achieve something. I don’t think it’s fair that expectations of us exceed reality.”