EPL: Mourinho laments sides handicap in finishing top-four after Champions League exit

Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, has conceded that it will be hard for his side to complete top-four in the Premier League table this season with his current squad following their UEFA Champions League exit on Tuesday.

Mourinho’s side was taken out of the Champions League after losing 3-0 to RB Leipzig on Tuesday night in the second leg round of 16 clash at the Red Bull Arena.

Tottenham is right now in the eighth position on the Premier League table with 41 points after 29 matches.

Spurs are seven points adrift fourth-place Chelsea on the log.

“With the squad we have, it’s going to be very difficult for us to finish top-four if we have the same squad we had today tomorrow,” Mourinho was cited Football London as saying after the match.

“We have games ahead, and we need to fight. We are going to fight, and the players should be solid to adapt to the limitations we have.

“We are not going to recover any players before Sunday.”

Mourinho will currently hope to lead Tottenham to triumph when they take on Manchester United in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday.