Spurs failed to polish at the greatest night time of their historical past as targets from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed a 2-Zero victory for the Reds in Madrid.
The crushing loss leaves Pochettino with out a trophy to turn for his 5 years at Tottenham, or certainly his whole managerial profession.
However Mourinho, operating as a pundit along former adversary Arsene Wenger, insists Spurs lovers will have to be proud in their supervisor.
“That’s the drama of soccer and every now and then it’s now not truthful. Mauricio has had 4 excellent years at Spurs, brings them to the overall for the Champions League, and he’s nonetheless looking ahead to the primary trophy of his profession,” the previous Manchester United boss informed beIN Sports activities.
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“I believe very sorry for Mauricio however I believe the English supporter may be very unswerving and so they know when folks give the whole thing. They’re a little other than in different nations when the whole thing is almost about successful.
“I believe the Tottenham lovers are proud in their staff. They nonetheless glance to this staff and this supervisor as a ancient staff for them.
“They’ll really feel some love at house and subsequent season after they return to industry, they’re going to move with the pleasure of what they did and now not in a low.”
Pochettino saved his head held prime after the defeat – and refused to criticise his gamers.
“In fact I believe we want to really feel very proud concerning the effort, how we battle, for the trip to this ultimate. We had been very unfortunate, you spot the purpose from the penalty,” he informed BT Game.
“We performed so smartly in the second one part. It’s now not simple to play in opposition to a staff that has performed constantly really well, taking dangers, I believe so proud.
“A little bit bit unfortunate, to start out a Champions League ultimate from the beginning 1-Zero it’s a tricky scenario, it modified totally the plan.
“I believe we attempted. We really feel very pleased with those gamers and the lovers. It’s about being positive for the long run.
“It’s about studying, to are living the revel in. I’m so glad to regulate this team of gamers and congratulations to Liverpool as a result of that they had an incredible season.”
In the meantime, Jurgen Klopp ended his Champions League ultimate curse and delivered his first piece of silverware as Liverpool supervisor.
And Mourinho may just now not be happier for his former Premier League rival.
He added: “A supervisor who reached 3 Champions League finals, it’s exhausting to lose one, will have to be very, very exhausting to lose two and nowadays I believe it’s a stupendous day of his lifestyles, of his profession.