JOSE MOURINHO has vowed to lead Tottenham to silverware and prove he is still a serial winner.
Boss Mourinho is reeling from news £27million winger Steven Bergwijn is out for the season with an ankle issue.
But despite his injury-hit side facing meltdown, Mourinho promised to end their 12-year trophy drought.
He said: “I believe Spurs is not going to be my only club without silverware. I’ve won it at every club and I believe I am going to do it also with Tottenham.”
Mourinho has Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies all sidelined for tonight’s trip to Germany.
But he has won trophies with every club he has managed since taking over at Porto in 2002.
And the bullish Portuguese said: “I’ve been here for three or four months. I got the team in a very difficult situation — and now it is even more difficult.
“But I believe in me, in the players, in the club and I believe that during my three-and-a-half-year deal I will help the club to do it.
“Against Leipzig the mental side is very important. Sometimes you win on quality, on options, on a phenomenal bench to turn a match around.
“But at this moment, that’s not our case. We have a very small group of players giving everything they can.
“If we make it, it will be more based on fantastic empathy within the group.
“It’s easy to have a good group when the situation is amazing and more difficult when the situation is hard.
“But I am with the boys — and hopefully can help them.”
Leipzig are dreaming of reaching their first- ever Champions League quarter-final.
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The Germans outplayed last season’s beaten finalists in North London, but only had Timo Werner’s penalty to show for it.
Boss Julian Nagelsmann warned: “Spurs is still a good team. They counter well and have a very clear game plan.
“It is important we play the same way as in the first leg in London. Any player who doesn’t go to the limit is out of place.”
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