Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho demands his side to take Minnows Marine from dreamland “back to reality” in a historic FA Cup third-round tie on Sunday.
Tottenham faces a culture shock when they travel to Marine in the FA Cup, but Jose Mourinho expects them to be professional.
In the record books, the Northern Premier League North/West part-timers and Spurs will go down as having the biggest distance between each other in the pyramid when they meet at Marine Travel Arena in the history of the competition.
The Spurs boss said in a press conference on Friday: “I don’t think they want to play against Tottenham under-23s, they want to play against a Tottenham team with the players they admire, they follow.”
“We are trying to know their striker, their center-back, their tactical organization, the exact same way we do with other opponents. I think the same way, they feel happy to play against us.”
“I feel very happy to play against them. I understand the dream. It’s up to us to bring them back to reality, but I clearly understand the dream. Nobody puts a foot on a football pitch feeling they are going to lose. We are top professionals. It’s up to us to make them understand that as soon as possible.”