Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was quick to dampen talk of a tilt at the title, and revealed he’ll “sleep like an angel” after delivering his plans for the evening.
Spurs secured a huge three points after a battling performance handed them a 2-0 victory over Man City.
Goals in each half from Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani Lo Celso sealed the win, with the display a perfect example of what a Mourinho-managed team can achieve in 2020.
Speaking to the BBC following the match, Mourinho said: “It feels good [to be top], but maybe tomorrow we are second again and honestly that would not be a problem for me. I am just happy with the evolution.
“People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title.
“We are not fighting for the title, we are just fighting to win every match.
“But we are going to lose matches, we are going to draw matches.”
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The gravitas of the victory was not entirely lost on Mourinho, however, who revealed he would “sleep like an angel” after his evening dose of football that did not include watching Man Utd’s clash with West Brom.
“But dinner tonight will be nice and relaxed and I will watch Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and sleep like an angel,” he continued.
“But no problem if Leicester wins [tomorrow] and we are second again.”
League is more open – Kane
Tottenham captain Harry Kane also spoke to the Sky Sports cameras, and hinted that this season could throw up a surprise title winner if any team is capable of stringing a consistent spell of performances together.
“Fantastic performance, we knew it was going to be a tough game,” said Kane.
“We had a game plan to play as a unit. Everyone worked their socks off today. We took our chance, Sonny with a great goal. And then we knew it would open up in the second half
“I knew if I dropped deep then the centre-backs would come with me and Sonny could run in behind. We dropped deep, probably more than we needed to, but we changed that at half-time.
“It’s a season where you’ve got to do all it takes to win games. It’s going to be an up and down year. There’s no better feeling when you win. We’ll enjoy it, but we know we’ve got a long way to go.
“We’re doing well, there’s still parts we can improve on. We’ve got a lot of tough games to go. It’s a more open league. Like any season, whoever can put a good spell together will have a good chance of winning.”