Spurs are now just two victories from their first silverware in 13 long seasons. Having won this competition a record four times already as a manager, Mourinho fully intends to deliver.
Common wisdom dictates that league winning teams are identifiable by their reaction to defeat. By that barometer, Spurs are lacking.
It was a harsh lesson for Spurs about the realities of what is required in chasing down a title.
It’s safe to say that not many gave Tottenham a sniff of Champions League Football, let alone the title.
Where next for the former Tottenham sweetheart?
Spurs cannot afford to dwell on their disappointment. Mourinho's team now travel to Anfield for the stiffest examination yet of their title credentials.
Spurs now enter the season's relentless Christmas period still competing on all four fronts.
Spurs are at the most dangerous now when Kane forces defences to follow him into his own half.