Sherwood Impressed With Mourinho’s Impact On Spurs Players

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood believes Jose Mourinho has positively ‘brainwashed’ his Spurs players into believing they are genuine title contenders this season.

Sherwood Impressed With Mourinho’s Impact On Spurs Players

Tottenham have made a bright start to the season and are currently top of the Premier League table on goal difference, having embarked on an eight-game unbeaten streak since losing to Everton on the opening weekend of the season.

Only Chelsea (22) have scored more goals in the league than Tottenham (21) this season, and the nine goals conceded by the Lilywhites is the lowest by any club at this stage of the campaign.

Tottenham have not won a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, but Sherwood believes Mourinho’s winning mentality is rubbing off on his players.

“He’s found a way with the group of players he has,” Sherwood told talkSPORT.

“He’s bought very well, [Sergio] Reguilon has been a good signing at left-back, but [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg for me has been the best signing. He fits into the style and just protects the two centre-halves.

“Jose has brainwashed his players to believe they have to work to achieve something – they need to win trophies, this group of players.

“When you play as solid as they do, he’s almost brainwashed them into believing.

“And why wouldn’t you believe in him? He’s won 20 major trophies in his career and you’re winning football matches, so then you start believing that this guy is the real deal, he knows what he’s talking about, and why can’t we win the league?"