Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho– one win far from a fifth League Cup win in his career– says the dish for his success is respect for the competitors.

The 57-year-old might provide Spurs’ very first piece of flatware since 2008 if they win the last in April at Wembley.

Mourinho ended up being simply the 3rd supervisor to reach the last with three various clubs following the late Ron Saunders and Ron Atkinson after Spurs beat perky Champion side Brentford 2-0 on Tuesday.

They will play the winners of Wednesday’s semi-final between holders Manchester City and Manchester United, with whom Mourinho won the trophy in 2017.

Mourinho’s first taste of success in English football came when Chelsea won the 2005 League Cup.

” I concerned England in 2004 and I keep in mind that because period I had to discover the significance of the cups here and I constantly took it seriously,” he said.

” If there is any secret, it’s to take it seriously.”

Mourinho has actually fielded strong sides in the League Cup this season despite the fact that many supervisors see it as a diversion from other obstacles and put out weakened groups.

The Portuguese stated it was necessary “to respect what English football is, what English clubs are, what English lower departments are, and try to not be surprised in any of the games from smaller quality”.

” When you have, like we had this season, a game against Chelsea (in the fourth round), (you have) to go seriously and with aspiration,” he stated.

” What I notice in the team is precisely that desire. I’m not saying winning mentality, I’m not saying we are this or that.

” I simply say we are honest people. The men given that the very first video game against Chelsea, then Stoke, and now the men took it seriously.”

Mourinho said he was approaching Sunday’s FA Cup third-round clash away at eighth-tier Marine in the very same way.

” Try to be major, regard the opponents, and attempt to progress,” he said.

He stated huge clubs still wished to win the League Cup although they may have other priorities– only City, United and Chelsea have actually won it in the past seven seasons.

” If you see the winners you understand the huge clubs desire to win it,” he said.

” The big clubs care about it,” he included. “The last word a lot. Tottenham against Manchester City or Tottenham against Manchester United.”