​Jose Mourinho has brushed aside suggestions that he is jealous of ​Manchester City and ​Liverpool, and drew similarities between his time at Porto with his role at ​Tottenham.


While City and Liverpool seem to have an abundance of players in every position making sure they don't fall short, Tottenham have had to endure a tough period as injuries to key players have left Mourinho having to pick players who are going to be leaving the club - namely Christian Eriksen.


Mourinho has been a dealt a harsh hand with long-term injuries to Harry Kane, who could be out until next season, Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, and Moussa Sissoko, while record signing Tanguy Ndombele has often had niggles.


However, Mourinho knows what he has to deal with and believes Spurs have a different profile and set of players.



"Come on, it is what it is," ​he said. "We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It's not us. Yesterday, I was watching Man City and I looked to the bench - (Raheem) Sterling, Bernardo Silva, (Ilkay) Gundogan, (Nicolas) Otamendi. You know?


"Liverpool, you see the team, you see the bench. And they have injured (Joel) Matip, (Dejan) Lovren, (Naby) Keita, Fabinho. I'm not jealous, I have an amazing job, but they are different jobs. This is a different club."


This is the second time Mourinho has begun a job mid-season. The first time was at Porto in 2001.


"It is the second time I get a team mid-season, it's just the second time for me. The first time was also not easy because it was the end of a team, the end of an era. It was an era without titles. Porto was not winning but it was the end of - I don't want to say of a generation but it was the end of a team in the end of a season."