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A video has emerged of Chelsea star Mason Mount detailing the advice he was given by Jose Mourinho when he was a ball boy.

The Portuguese - who has won both games as Spurs boss so far - sought out the ball boy after the goal celebrations to shake his hand and give him a hug. It was hard, they are a good team, very well organised and they attacked our self esteem and self confidence.

Jose Mourinho's first European game and first home match at the Spurs helm began miserably but Dele Alli, Aurier and a Harry Kane brace saw them produce a blistering response and confirm a spot in the last 16 for last season's beaten finalists.

After the ball left the field of play, the quick-thinking ball boy quickly passed it back to Spurs defender Serge Aurier, whose throw-in found Lucas Moura.

"I was a brilliant ballboy as a kid and this kid today was brilliant".

Calling it the most hard moment of the game, he added: "Hurt the player but hurt myself".

Mourinho told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I tried to invite him into the dressing room after the game to celebrate with the team but he'd slipped away".

He withdrew midfielder Eric Dier with the team 2-0 down, bringing on Christian Eriksen as Spurs threw men forward.

Mourinho had seen enough inside the first half-hour to make a change as Dier was sacrificed to make way for Eriksen.

And Kane put the seal on morale-boosting second half when he stooped to head home his 23rd goal of the season in as many games for club and country. You prepare the team, you work, you train, then the game starts and your action during the game is not very important. Hurt the player but hurt myself.

The London side scored three times in the second half to complete a remarkable comeback having been trailing 2-0 after just 20 minutes.

"We need to defend better and when I say defend better we say press better, because the strategy of the game was to press them higher". I apologise for Eric.

"My feeling was great, especially because it was one of these matches where I had to play", said Mourinho.

Tottenham looked a different side after the break and Kane struck twice, either side of Serge Aurier's thumping effort, to take his Champions League tally to 20 in a record 24 games - beating the 26 it took Alessandro Del Piero to reach the mark.

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