Carlos Vinicius was praised by Jose Mourinho, who appreciated Tottenham’s professionalism against the Marines. Jose Mourinho was delighted to see the calm of Carlos Vinicius rewarded for minutes with a hat-trick in the 5-0 FA Cup beating of non-league Marine, and praised the professional approach of Tottenham.
Brazilian forward Vinicius made just his fifth start of the season in the first half of the third-round tie at Rossett Park on Sunday, four of those coming in the Europa League, and netted three times.
“It is nice for him. Of course, for a striker that doesn’t play a lot because in front of him is the big one,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“He’s there for us any time he has a chance to play, like in the Europa League, and we’re very pleased. I think the boys were professionals and didn’t stop in terms of the results until the game was over. The attitude was positive and that means a lot for me and also for the competition and to Marine’s guys because they felt we played seriously.”