Mourinho: I told Son that he, as a Puskás Award recipient, should score at least one goal at the Puskás Aréna
As we've written, Tottenham defeated Wolfsberger AC 4-1 in the first leg of the knockout stage of the Europa League in Budapest. After the game, José Mourinho talked about that his team shouldn't be overcconfident.
|José Mourinho warned that Tottenham shouldn't be overconfident (Photo: László Balogh)|
„I'm happy with all my players' performance as well as with the outcome. We're at the door of the eighth finals with one foot, but we haven't advanced yet. I'm happy with our first half of the game – it's nice to have a three-goal lead. In the second half, though, we made mistakes, and should've performed better. I was hoping we could score five or six goals, but this result is also good. I don't think of it as an incredible victory, it's simply just a success that makes us feel good. The trip home will be different than if we had to get on a plane after a defeat,” José Mourinho said at a post-match press conference where he joked about Son Heung Min's goal when answering Sport TV's question.
“Before the match I had told Son that he, as a Puskás Award recipient should score at least one goal at the Puskás Aréna. I'm glad he listened to me.”
Son's Puskás Award winning goal
The Portuguese expert also revealed that Harry Kane wasn't capped for the team because of precautions as he recovered from an ankle injury only a few days ago.
Translated by Vanda Orosz
ROUND OF 32, FIRST LEG
Wolfsberg (AUT)–Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) 1–4 (Liendl 55. – penalty, Son Heung Min 13., Bale 28., Lucas Moura 34., Bergwijn 88.)