Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho insists that teams will fear facing them and will want to avoid being drawn with the north London side in the round of 16 draw of the UEFA Champions League, despite losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich in their final Group game on Wednesday.
Tottenham went into the game against Bayern resting key players in Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen after already being assured of second place in Group B, but were thrashed 3-1 on the night.
However, Mourinho was not too concerned by the loss, claiming that his side would be a much tougher proposition come February.
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"I think the teams that finished first they wish they don't play against us. I think we're one of the strongest teams from the second group. I know that we are a country that goes through a crazy period, which many, many times leaves marks on players, teams, on conditions, but by the end of February I understand my players better, they understand me better," Mourinho said at a post match press conference.
"We have two more months of work together and I think we're going to be much more ready."
The draw for the round of 16 is scheduled to take place on the 16th of December at Nyon, Switzerland.