Indeed, Mourinho pointed out that if the season had started when he took over on November 20, Tottenham would still be in contention for one of the top places.
“I know I could look at in a selfish point of view and say since I arrived, if the championship started in that moment, even with all the problems we had I think we would now be fourth or fifth in the table," Mourinho said.
“But I don't want to be selfish. Nor do I don't want to look at it just as a fan that is happy to finish above Arsenal.
“I have to be more ambitious than that.
“I would love to play Europa League. In my career, I only played Europa League twice and I won it twice.
“It would not be bad to play it a third time and to win it a third time."