Mourinho gives first Spurs interview: All I can promise is passion, real passion

Mourinho speaks to Tottenham TV for the first time after taking over the managerial role.

On his arrival
“I couldn’t be happier and if I was not as happy as I am, I wouldn’t be here.

“What can I promise? Passion, real passion, for my job but also passion for my club.

“It’s a privilege when a manager goes to a club and feels that happiness in relation to the squad that he’s going to have.

“These are not words of the moment. They are not words of me being the Tottenham Head Coach.

“These are words that I’ve been told and I’ve repeated in the last three, four, five years even as an opponent.

On impressions of Tottenham
“To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard but beautiful.

“It was one of these places where I used to go with passion but also with respect.

“I always told about the Club’s potential. I always told about the qualities of the players.

“I always told the magnificent work the Club was doing.

On Academy
“I really like this squad and looking to the young players there is not one manager in the world that doesn’t like to play young players and to help young players develop.

On impressions of Tottenham

“To play against Tottenham at White Hart Lane was always hard but beautiful.

“It was one of these places where I used to go with passion but also with respect.

“I always told about the Club’s potential. I always told about the qualities of the players.

“I always told the magnificent work the Club was doing.

On Facilities
“When you say beautiful stadium you are too humble. You have to say the best stadium in the world.

“I think that is the reality. The training ground is second to none. It probably can only be compared with some American Football training grounds.

“You cannot compare with European football at any level – and I’ve been in the majority of the best places.

“It’s impossible to compare anything the same as the stadium. i think it’s something that has to make us all very, very proud.

“But not just that, the conditions you have to work in are absolutely amazing.”

On what they must do in Premier League
“In relation to the Premier League we know where we are and we know that we don’t belong there.

We should just play match after match, the next match we want to win and that’s the same about the next, and the next, and the next until the last.

“At the end of the season we will see where we are but i know we are going to be in a different position to where we are now.

“I look forward to the challenge, to the responsibility to bring happiness to everyone that loves the club.”