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Tottenham boss Mourinho insists he's taking Europa League seriously

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists he's taking the Europa League seriously this season.

Mourinho has already won the Europa League with Porto (when it was the Uefa Cup) and Manchester United, and wants to join Giovanni Trapattoni and Unai Emery by winning Uefa's secondary club competition three times.

“We're going to try [to win it]," the Spurs boss said.

“It's the third time I played the competition and the other two times we managed to win it. So the record is great, never knocked out. Of course, lost a few matches in the group phase, but managed always to win it.

“It is difficult. It is a very long competition, the group phase is tricky, then you go to the knockouts and you get teams coming from the Champions League, which is very unfair."

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