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Jose Mourinho: Wolves well in the race for the top four

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Jose Mourinho insists Wolves can achieve Champions League football – either by finishing in the Premier League's top four or winning the Europa League.

Nuno Espirito Santo and Jose Mourinho greet each other before the match (AMA)

Mourinho says Nuno Espirito Santo's side are 'smelling' the top four after seeing his Tottenham side score late on to beat them 2-1 at Molineux this afternoon.

And he also thinks Wolves can 'beat anybody' they come up against in the Europa, with the club set to find out their last 32 opponents tomorrow.

"My feeling is that they are with us, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal – fighting for top six and smelling the top four," said Mourinho, who managed Nuno when Porto won the Champions League in 2004.

"I think that's what they do. In the Europa League, I think it's unfair that the losers of the Champions League drop back into it.

"For me, the losers of the Champions League should go home. Now they (Wolves) could get Inter or Ajax.

"They get guys coming from the Champions League, but they can beat anyone – home and away – as they have an incredible mentality."

Lucas Moura scored early on for Spurs but Wolves dominated for large spells and levelled through an Adama Traore scorcher.

In the end, Jan Vertonghen's last-gasp header meant the visitors went away with all three points.

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"They are a very good team, tactically very well-worked – three years under Nuno," added Mourinho.

"They have very good players. Diogo Jota and Traore are unstoppable. They are trains. Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves, the Portuguese midfielders, are top players. They move the ball fast.

"Adama and Diogo, I don't even want to speak about as I get tired from seeing them running! Very difficult team."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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