Jan, 6th 2021 – Jose Mourinho moved Tottenham Hotspur to within one game of their first trophy in 13 years as they earned a Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford.
Moussa Sissoko headed Sergio Reguilon’s cross beyond Bees keeper David Raya for a purs lead before Son Heun Min wrapped the win in the 70th minute.
Mourinho said, “I came to England in 2004 and I remember that in that period I had to learn the meaning of the cups here and I always took it seriously. If there is any secret it’s to take it seriously. To respect what English football is, what English clubs are, what English lower divisions are. That’s what I hope to do on Sunday in Crosby against Marine, in the FA Cup.”
Mourinho’s side will now meet either Manchester United or Manchester City the final at Wembley in April.
He said, “If you see the winners you realize the big clubs want to win it. Who was the last winner apart from the normal top six? Swansea? I remember Manchester City winning a lot of times, Chelsea winning a lot of times, I remember United winning a few times. I remember Liverpool in finals, Arsenal. The big clubs care about it.”
Brentford had beaten four premier League sides in a run to their first major semi-final but behind after 12 minutes when Sissoko headed Sergio Reguilon’s cross beyond keeper David Raya.