'Not Really...' - Exclusive: Top pundit in Tottenham dig amid 'Brilliant' claim
Michael Brown says he “doesn’t see” much change in the Tottenham playing style and that won’t alter ahead of the League Cup final.
Brown made his comments in exclusive conversation with Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge as Tottenham reached only their third domestic final in 18 years with a 2-0 victory over Brentford last Tuesday.
Spurs are still in the running for four trophies this season, with Kane and co through to the next rounds of the League Cup, FA Cup, Europa League and four points off top spot in the Premier League.
Brown says Spurs’ run to the final is a great achievement, but not one that has been brought about by a particular gear change from Jose Mourinho.
Asked whether he has seen a different side to Spurs recently, he told Football Insider: “Not really. I just think they’ve got a settled system, a way of playing now that Jose’s put into them. I don’t see it being much different from when we saw them go top of the league.
“It’s just that games are different. Sometimes you score a goal and you get the lead, sometimes you don’t and the other team control possession.
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“I think Spurs have got their style and I don’t think they’ll move away from it. It was brilliant that they got to the final. It’s been well needed.
“I was asked who Mourinho will want in the final, and I said if they win he’ll want Manchester United; if they lose he’d want City.
“It’s great for me, two of my former teams. I just think you can see the relief for Spurs. It’s been a long time since they’ve won anything.”
Jose Mourinho is the joint-most successful manager in League Cup history, level with Brian Clough and Alex Ferguson.
However, Pep Guardiola will join them on four trophies apiece if Manchester City win on 25 April.