After the match, the unhappy Portuguese boss also suggested his opposite number, Jurgen Klopp, showed touchline behaviour that was improper and that if he, Mourinho, took the same approach he would be sanctioned.
“I told Jurgen Klopp the best team lost. He disagreed but that’s his opinion,” Mourinho told Amazon Prime Video.
“By the way, if I behave the same way on the touchline he does, I have no chance to stay there and I’m out. That’s animated?
“For some reason I’m different, and that’s sad.”
On the match itself, despite Liverpool having a mammoth 76 percent possession and 17 shots to eight, Mourinho pointed to Steven Bergwijn missing two second-half chances as evidence of why his team deserved the victory, while Harry Kane also sent a close-range header off-target.
“So close to winning. Not so close [to] a draw, so close to winning. But we missed the chances. We had the game under control, a draw would be a bad result in relation to the performance so you can imagine how we feel with the defeat. A very unfair result.”
Despite his assertions that Spurs got the better of the reigning champions, Mourinho continued to downplay his team’s chances of being involved in the Premier League title fight.
“My team [showed] me that I am right when I say from the beginning that we go every match to win. Tonight we played the champions with their stadium and we came here to win, had the best chances to win and the Bergwijn chances are great. The way the team was organised and surprised them tactically was brilliant.
“I expect the Spurs team in the next match to try and win. At the end of the season we’ll see where we are, no more than that.”