“I will not say we didn’t have it before with the old manager but the team is working a lot on it and he pushes hard every day on it. Now, it’s good that we reach the final, now we have to win it.
“Yes, it’s time to win a trophy. I think for many years we missed that kind of opportunity and now we want to take it.
“We have qualified for one final, I hope we are going to win it, there’s still plenty of games before that final and I hope we can still do a lot of things.
“We are still in the race for the league, we’ve got the other cup to play, the Europa League as well and so there’s plenty of things to do with the team this season.
“Let’s believe in ourselves, let’s keep fighting and let’s try to win every game and see what we can do.
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“It can be an exciting season but we need to keep fighting like we have since the beginning of the season.
“We had two games where we were struggling a little bit against Leicester and even Palace but the season is still long, there’s still plenty of things to do.”
Mourinho meanwhile declared post-Brentford of his side’s attitude towards the cups: “If there is any secret it’s to take it seriously. To respect what English football is, what English clubs are, what English lower divisions are, and try to not be surprised in any of the games from smaller quality.