By Raith Al-samarrai For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:32 GMT, 4 January 2021 | Updated: 22:37 GMT, 4 January 2021
Never one for the soft sell, Jose Mourinho goes into tonight’s engagement with Championship opposition with the claim that it is his biggest game since he arrived at Tottenham. Grand as that sounds, he is probably about right.
It is not lost on anyone by now that Spurs have a 13-year itch when it comes to trophies and their Carabao Cup semi-final against Brentford puts Mourinho within two wins of achieving what he was hired to do.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
That breakthrough is close, and yet it is far from touchable, because if we work from the truism that everything Mourinho says in public is intended to be heard in his dressing room, then it is clear in his mind that there is nothing straightforward about the forthcoming challenge.
Jose Mourinho believes a clash with Championship Brentford is his biggest Spurs game yet
The north Londoners last won a trophy back in 13 years ago, lifting the Carling Cup in 2008
Brentford are in flying form and will pose a bigger threat than their league suggests
It might be a favourable tie on paper, and certainly preferable to Manchester United or Manchester City considering there are 20 ladder rungs between sides who are fourth in their respective divisions, but the small print is neither very small nor very friendly.
Thomas Frank can lay claim to managing one of the most in-form teams in the country, and indeed his group travel on the back of a 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions that is unmatched by any other in the top four divisions.
That they have beaten four Premier League sides in succession to get to this fixture also