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Jose Mourinho has rejected Spurs boss Tim Sherwood’s claim that Manchester City are the best team in the world and insists the Premier League leaders are “lucky”.
Sherwood was quick to praise City after his side were picked apart on Wednesday night when they crashed to a 5-1 defeat.
City were fortunate after Danny Rose was sent off for a foul on Edin Dzeko inside the box, but they still showed moments of brilliance and deserved the victory.
However, Mourinho has rejected suggestions City are the best side ahead of his side’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on Monday night.
The former Real Madrid boss insists that City will find their level when they play in the latter stages of the Champions League.
He said: “They are lucky. The reality is they have many crucial decisions in their favour.
“Against Liverpool, the (Raheem) Sterling ‘goal’. The penalty on (Luis) Suarez. Against Newcastle the goal that is a clear goal.
“Against Tottenham, (Michael) Dawson’s goal, the penalty, the (Danny Rose) red card. They are having everything. I repeat, because I don’t want to be misinterpreted, (it is) just pure coincidence.
“Maybe, for the Tottenham manager, the planet is England. You will see (how good City are) in the Champions League. You will see in a couple of months.”
Chelsea are 4.38 to win at City with the home side available at 1.87 to secure the victory.