Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has said a top-four finish still remains within their reach.

Mourinho is under mounting pressure after seeing his side drop to ninth in the Premier League.

With his side six points adrift of fourth, Mourinho is remaining defiant that he can lead a charge into a Champions League spot without relying on qualification through the Europa League.

Ahead of their Thursday’s clash against Austrians’ Wolfsberger, he said: “It’s difficult in any case but it’s possible in both cases.

“The fourth position in the Premier League is of course very difficult but it is not mathematically impossible.

“Last season we were in a very, very bad position to try to get into the Europa League spots and in the end we made it in the last minute of the last game but we made it.

“Our motivation last season was while mathematically it’s possible we have to go for it.

“I remember we were coming from a 3-1 defeat against Sheffield and even with that result that looked crucial in that moment of the season mathematically it was still possible and we chased it until the last game, which is the same thing we’re going to do now.

“In the Europa League there are an incredible number of matches and we are in the tenth and not even in the last 16. It’s still the last 32, so it’s a long, long competition with very good teams, very good teams.

“You just look to the English teams in it and you see how strong the competition can be, but it’s open. We’re one of the 32 teams that has a chance to win it and we’re going to try.”

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