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Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Mikel Arteta after derby win

The Tottenham boss hailed his beleaguered opposite number despite defeating him on Sunday

 
8:20pm on Sunday 6th December 2020
By
Carlo Garganese

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta after Tottenham’s 2-0 derby win on Sunday afternoon.

A stunning strike from Son Heung-Min and a thunderous effort from Harry Kane clinched the points for a Spurs team who were reasonably comfortable throughout the match.

The result sent Tottenham back to the top of the Premier League and left Arsenal languishing in 15th position, just three places above the relegation zone.

However, Mourinho had words of encouragement after the game for Arteta, who is now under big pressure after a bad run of results.

“I want to give a good word, congratulations to Mikel,” Mourinho told reporters.

“Because he gave us a very difficult game. Tactically they are very good.

“They are very well organised. They were trying to find the triangles on the side. They gave us problems.”

Tottenham have now gone an impressive four Premier League games without conceding a goal, with three of these matches against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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