Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that he’s not bothered about his side’s position in the EPL log, saying the table doesn’t mean anything until February.
Spurs sit sixth on the log, just two points shy of leaders Everton.
Spurs have had a mixed start to the season having won three, lost one and drawn two in the six matches played. They’re the highest scoring side in the league having scored 16 goals in six matches, and it has brought out talks of Spurs winning the league this term.
Tottenham head coach Mourinho believes it’s too early to say Spurs are title contenders.
“I believe the table now doesn’t mean much. I believe that by February, March, you look to the table and understand the reality of the competition,” he told a pre-match press conference.
“A part of that special season with a special Leicester [in 2015-16], a part of that you get into February or March and the reality of the teams are expressed on the table, in this moment not yet.
“We had magnificent results away in the Premier League but at home we lost too many points and with these points we would be there but it is not a target.
“The target is to win against Brighton knowing that anything can happen in the Premier League.”
Spurs have dropped points from a winning position twice this season having conceded late in the home draws against Newcastle United and West Ham.
The Jose Mourinho led side are winless in three home league games this term, the last Spurs had a winless run in four home league matches was in December 2013, and Mourinho says he has no worries.
“I am not so worried about the home record,” said Mourinho, whose side are coming off a shock 1-0 Europa League loss to Royal Antwerp.
“I am worried about playing well and getting points and against Everton, the frustration was we probably deserved, I think, a point but we didn’t play well and in other games the feeling was different.
“We played very well against Newcastle, we played very well against West Ham so let’s try and play very well against Brighton and when you play very well you normally win, so let’s try.”