Jose Mourinho says he isn’t envious of the Manchester City or Liverpool squads and drew likenesses between his time at Porto with his job at Tottenham.
Wounds to key players at Spurs has left Mourinho shy of alternatives with Christian Eriksen, who was scoffed off by sections of the Spurs’ support during their defeat to Liverpool, linked with a move to Inter Milan.
Mourinho has been a managed an unforgiving hand with long-term wounds to Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko, while record-signing Tanguy Ndombele has regularly had niggles.
Mourinho is accepting of the situation and knows Spurs have a different profile.
“Come on, it is what it is,” he said. “We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It’s not us.
“Yesterday, I was watching Man City 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.”