Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho has down played his impressive run against Arsenal describing it as a small thing.
The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has hosted the Gunners a record 10 times and has never tested defeat even as he leads his men against the Gunners in another premier league clash on Sunday.
The “Special One” as he was once called, won six of the encounters and drew four with some analysts predicting that the Sunday clash will equally end in additional victory for Jose.
Despite optimism and positive permutations however, José is wary of any such stats, believing they are to be broken and even citing his previous hoodoo away to Newcastle United (failing to win in seven attempts) before smashing that record with a 3-1 victory at the end of last season.
“It means nothing for this game, it’s history and that’s it, I don’t really care” Mourinho said.
“When I went to Newcastle the last time, the question was that I had never won in my career there and I didn’t really care about that either.”
Mourinho also would not be drawn on comments made by his defender Eric Dier that Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta was ‘the most exciting young manager in Europe’.
Tottenham defender Eric Dier believes Arsenal are in good hands under Mikel Arteta despite being 14th in the Premier League table.
On the remark, Mourinho said: “I don’t know them all so it is very hard to say that.
“Is he a good coach? A talented coach? He has already won an important competition in the first few months of his career.
“We can’t deny that and to be at Arsenal you have to be good and if you are not then you are not there.
“So yes, Mikel (Arteta) is a good coach but I want to respect the others, especially the ones I don’t know well and are probably very talented.”
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