In the next round of the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur hosted Arsenal and defeated them 2:1. After winning the North London derby, Spurs moved up to the eighth place and left Arsenal behind.
After the victory over Arsenal, Jose Mourinho spoke about the principled victory in the derby and noted that this victory is as joyful as the fans.
“It is always a joy to win against a great team, and if this great team has historically been your main rival, then that victory means everything.”
“I know what Inter V Juventus, Real V Barcelona, Porto V Benfica, and Tottenham V Arsenal mean … I have always felt like a fan of such games and still do.”
“We had less than 48 hours to prepare for the derby, which I think is a huge injustice. However, we were able to mobilize and show a great game.”
“It was an overly tactical game. Arteta’s team started well and controlled, but we were better in a tactical duel in the end.”
“ Arsenal held the ball, and the only thing we beat them was playing with commitment. That’s why we won.”
“In fact, the opponent had 48 hours more rest than us, and that affected the game, “said Jose.