Manchester United will face Southampton in the final of the EFL cup, and Mourinho has stated not every player he has coached has the mentality of winning.
Mourinho has won three EPL titles and other trophies with Porto, Inter and Real Madrid. He has also won the community shield with Manchester United.
However, since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, United has not won the EPL title.
And going into the final of the EFL cupcup, Mourinho has stressed the importance of having the mentality of a winner.
“It’s a good thing for them [the players] if we manage to win another trophy and keep fighting for more,” he said.
“We all know the history of this club. We all know football is changing and it’s much more difficult than it was before.
“Last season was very difficult for the club and the players. They all together, with the manager and the players, managed to win a trophy. It was a good taste for them. So we have to try.”
Asked if he had encountered many players throughout his career who shared his will to win, the 54-year-old replied: “There are some. Not at all of them.
“I found people in my career that in spite [of being a] super talented player, [were] not naturally born winners or people ready to fight every day to win and win and keep winning.
“[Javier] Zanetti, [Frank] Lampard, these guys you don’t find every day. But we have people that are showing to me they want to win this match and this match is what matters now.”