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Mourinho ‘privileged’ to have attacking riches as Spurs reach 100 goals

Tottenham became only the second club in one of Europe's big five leagues to reach 100 goals in all competitions this season after a 4-1 defeat of Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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Tottenham Hotspur became only the second club in one of Europe's big five leagues to reach 100 goals in all competitions this season after a 4-1 defeat of Crystal Palace on Sunday, giving manager Jose Mourinho a chance to have a dig at his critics.

"If the stats I was given are correct -- 100 goals scored in the season, which for a very defensive team, a very negative team, is not bad," Mourinho told reporters.

"We can see that when you concede a goal in the last minute of the first half and start the second half very positive without a scar from conceding that goal, the players have a lot of confidence in this moment," Mourinho said.

On the dream duo of Kane and Bale, Mourinho said: "It was an amazing goal -- when I saw the ball leave his foot I knew where it was going, the trajectory was incredible.

"(Bale) needs to enjoy the positive talk with everybody that was doubting his first half of the season. He's playing very well and working hard for the team."

The only other club in Europe's big leagues to reach 100 goals in all competitions is Bayern Munich (106)