Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United handed boost after Tottenham’s draw with Middlesbrough

It has not been going well for Tottenham and Jose Mourinho of late.

Spurs have picked up just four matches from their last four games in the Premier League, with defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day compounded by injuries to striker Harry Kane and midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

As such, going into an FA Cup third round tie against Championship side Middlesbrough, the last thing Mourinho and his men would have wanted was a replay.

But that is what they now face, after Lucas Moura cancelled out Ashley Fletcher’s opener for Boro, with the two sides now set to meet again at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium later this month.

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However, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho suggested that it was “no drama” for his side, when speaking to BT Sport after the game.

“It could be worse. After the equaliser we were the team having chances and getting into incredible positions, but we missed a last ball,” he said.

“I think we should win it, but we can look at the other side that we survived and we go again.

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“The good thing was how we reacted. I reacted in the way that I could and the players on the pitch reacted and then we took our risks, and we noW take them to our stadium, which is not a drama.

“But we had so many chances, we should have done it.”

But while Mourinho claims it is no drama for his side, it is another fixture to add to the schedule, which is already looking congested over the next few weeks for Spurs.

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