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Jose Mourinho reacts to Europa League Round of 16 draw results

Jose Mourinho, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur kicks the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 07, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has reacted to the Europa League Round of 16 draw’s results.

Spurs’ next opponents will be Dinamo Zagreb for the next round.

“When you are in this competition and you get to this stage you don’t get easy clubs. If you want to win it, sooner or later you have to play against the best clubs or the ones who go through the different stages,” Mourinho said about the tournament.

“So the objective now is to win against Dinamo and then if later Arsenal and Manchester United are in the competition we have always to face them.

“I think, yeah it happened in the Champions League final, two English clubs, happened in the Europa League with Arsenal and Chelsea too. It’s something that can happen and if it does, wonderful for us if we are one of the two teams and wonderful for English football to have two teams in the final.

“But in this moment 16 teams, everybody wants the same so it’s very premature to think about it.”

On Dinamo Zagreb, he added: “Dinamo, they beat Krasnodar twice. Krasnodar is a Russian team and it’s never easy to play them. I played Russian teams many times and it’s never easy. They beat them twice.

“In the group stage, of course they won it, not only against Wolfsberger but Feyenoord and CSKA Moscow. They are every season in European competitions.

“I played against them with Real Madrid in the Champions League. Croatian football is Croatian football, lots of talent. It’s a football country. Good stadium, I believe we are going to play there, good stadium. Not a very difficult flight, not too far.

“I feel very positive things but the most important thing is that we get to the quarter-finals.”

Source: London Football 

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UEFA Europa League Round of 16 draw results: Manchester United to face Milan, Arsenal to face Olympiacos