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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho heaps praise on Wolves, Sheffield United

Mourinho heaps praise on Wolves, Sheff Utd
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho says that Wolves and Sheffield United should be regarded as genuine contenders for a top-four spot in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has acknowledged that he has been left impressed by the development of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

Despite being promoted from the Championship over the past two years, both clubs have established themselves in the top 10 of the Premier League table.

Just four points separate the trio of teams in the top-flight standings, leading to Mourinho to claim that Wolves and the Blades should be regarded as genuine contenders to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Portuguese told Sky Sports News: "Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, the managers can say no, I understand if they say no, but the reality is that they are. Not just because of the position that they are in the table, it is because of the power and quality.

"They arrive in this situation wherein the eyes of everybody, they should be more than happy - they are not more than happy.

"Wolves bought an important player to try and improve their situation. Sheffield United bought an important player and beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.

"It's not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton. It's not just about us. These two clubs I have to say, fantastic."

With a game in hand, Spurs sit two points adrift of Sheffield United in sixth position.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool27261064174779
2Manchester CityMan City27183668293957
3Leicester CityLeicester27155754272750
4Chelsea2713594537844
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd27118841291241
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072925440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2791263832639
9Arsenal2781363936337
10Burnley27114123339-637
11Everton27106113641-536
12Southampton27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113239-728
16Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2766153248-1624
19Watford2759132443-1924
20Norwich CityNorwich2746172451-2718

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