In the 5-0 FA Cup beating of non-league Marine, Jose Mourinho was pleased to see Carlos Vinicius’ composure rewarded for minutes with a hat-trick and praised Tottenham’s professional approach.
Jose Mourinho, who lauded Tottenham’s professionalism against the Marines, praised Carlos Vinicius.
Brazilian forward Vinicius made just his fifth start of the season in the first half of the third-round tie at Rossett Park on Sunday, four of those coming in the Europa League, and netted three times.
“It is nice for him. Of course, for a striker that doesn’t play a lot because in front of him is the big one,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“Every time he has a little chance to play, like in the Europa League, he is there for us and we are very happy.”
“I think the boys were professionals and didn’t stop until the game was over in terms of the result.”
“The attitude was positive and that means a lot for me and also for the competition and to Marine’s guys because they felt we played seriously.”