Despite struggling to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has explained why he is not jealous of the two Premier League giants.
Mourinho was speaking to the press ahead of his side's FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night when he suggested that Spurs could not compete with Liverpool and City due to the players and resources they have at their disposal.
"Come on, it is what it is. We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It's not us," Mourinho said, as reported by Sky Sports.
"I was watching Man City (against Aston Villa) and I looked to the bench – (Raheem) Sterling, Bernardo Silva, (Ilkay) Gundogan, (Nicolas) Otamendi. You know?
"Liverpool, you see the team, you see the bench. And they have injured (Joel) Matip, (Dejan) Lovren, (Naby) Keita, Fabinho.
"I'm not jealous, I have an amazing job, but they are different jobs. This is a different club."
The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss has been in charge of Spurs since November, following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, and has won six of his 13 matches at the helm of the North London side thus far.
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