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Tottenham boss Mourinho fancies their Carabao Cup chances

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho fancies their chances in the Carabao Cup.

They have not won anything since the League Cup win 2008 and have won only three major trophies in 36 years.

Mourinho was employed to deliver silverware and this will be in his sights even if he refuses to be deceived by a tie at Stoke, which most people expect him to win.

"To win this tournament we need to win three matches," said the Spurs boss. "One against Stoke and then, if we beat Stoke, we will have two more matches to play. Against teams who have the same ambitions as we have.

"If I am not wrong, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd. Everton, Newcastle, Brentford, everybody wants the same. The difference between Championship and Premier League is minimal.

"The teams are very good. They have very good players and have very good coaches. So even the fact we play Stoke, or Newcastle play Brentford, does not give us easier matches than the others.

"It is a difficult competition to win. We need to win three matches. But going in the direction from what we are saying from the beginning of the season, the next match is a match we want to win.

"And the next match is Stoke. It is isolated. It is a cup game. It is a game to go to the semi-finals or watch the semi-finals on TV. We have to go with a positive attitude and try to win."

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