Jose Mourinho insists that Tottenham were always gotten ready for nevertheless Manchester City established in their Premier League win over Pep Guardiola’s guys.

City were not at their best as they laboured to break down an undaunted Tottenham side who scored two objectives at important phases to declare a success that brought them to the top of the Premier League.

Both Spurs objectives came from breaks down the middle of the pitch, while they established with a deep defensive block when City had possession. Speaking after the video game, Mourinho said that tactic was created to contain City’s strengths, as he applauded his side for their difficult work from the first minute to the last.

He informed Sky Sports: “For me I prefer the players to speak due to the fact that they are the ones, they were great. They offered everything. They follow a method. Football in some cases, more than ever, strategy plays a fundamental part and they were amazing. Harry Kane represents the spirit of all the other guys, how he works for the group is the exact same method the others do it.”

Mourinho firmly insisted that Tottenham did not take a look at the table when preparing to face City, stating he knew what dangers they could posture if offered the opportunity.

“It was really crucial to appreciate them, not to forget the team they are,” Mourinho added, stating that his side were strategically superior.