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Jose Mourinho rejects suggestions Tottenham have ‘easy’ Christmas fixtures


Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has responded to claims that his side have received some sort of fixture over the next few months.

Between Sunday’s meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers and the trip to Chelsea on February 3, Spurs will only face one side currently in the Premier League’s top eight – a clash with league leaders Liverpool, January 28.

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Spurs have a real chance to climb the standings | Matthew Ashton – AMA / Getty Images

It’s a series of games that many believe will give Spurs the chance to establish themselves as true title contenders, but Mourinho was keen to warn fans that every game in the Premier League has the potential to be difficult.

“I believe [Wolves could challenge the top six]”, Mourinho said (via Goal).” But it’s very difficult in this league to have consistent races because every game is very difficult.

“We were in a period where we had to play against the top six teams considered, we have them all lined up, and now some people will say that we are going to have an easier series of games.

“What is easier? Going to Wolves, playing Fulham and Aston Villa is easier? It is not easier. We should be very happy. [with where we are], and not sad with that, because it’s a fantastic league, I think. “

The game will see Mourinho collide with a manager he knows very well. Nuno Espirito Santo was a goalkeeper for his Porto side which won the 2003/04 Champions League, but Mourinho admitted he was tired of answering questions about his former player.

“This is a question that I am answering three years in a row!” He said. “Every time I play Wolves this question comes to me.

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Mourinho praised Nuno | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA / Getty Images

“Just copy and paste what I’m saying: great coach, great job, the results are there. You know my answer. He’s a very good coach.

“You look at the table, how can you analyze managers with this table? It changes every week, every two matches. It goes up and down. ”

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