Incredible Tottenham record proves Jose Mourinho has learnt from past mistakes

Tottenham have become the second side in Europe’s big-five leagues, behind Bayern Munich, to score 100 goals this season.

Jose Mourinho, so often known for his defensive performances, has seen his attacking talent including Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Heung-min Son thrive in recent weeks.

Bale and Kane both netted braces in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend, with Tottenham not resting on their laurels.

In scoring four, it saw Spurs become the second club to reach three figures in goals across all competitions this season.

"If the stats I was given are correct – 100 goals scored in the season, which for a very defensive team, a very negative team, is not bad," Mourinho said.

"It was a good week for us. Three matches, nine points, and for next week when we play a crucial match in the Europa, and against Arsenal, nothing could be better for us than to win nine points this week."

Tottenham have benefitted from their recent fixture congestion, with just 46 of their 100 goals coming in the Premier League.

The Europa League has seen Spurs score 35 times while they have also netted 13 FA Cup goals.

Tottenham remain in the Carabao Cup, with the final against Manchester City next month, and Mourinho’s side have found the net six times on their road to Wembley.

And the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United manager knows a lot of the season remains.

Asked if a top-four Premier League finish could be on the cards, Mourinho added: "I don't know, and I'm not really, really thinking about it.

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    "I refuse to forget the Europa League, I refuse just to say Thursday is not important, because for me it is just as important."

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