Igor Aleksandrovic, a freelance reporter, was on the Zoom press conference previewing Spurs' trip but failed to ask a question in time and was upset at missing out on the chance to speak to Mourinho, whom his late father had idolised.
Word made its way back to Tottenham's press team and Mourinho was brought back into the room for a chat with Aleksandrovic, who asked two questions about the game and then a personal favour.
Mourinho was humbled by the journalist's story and promised a picture would be possible.
The Portuguese said, before answering the two football-related questions: "Thank you so much. The picture has nothing to do with the result.
"The picture is done, let's do it. If you can meet us before the game, or maybe in the hotel is easier. If it's after the game, it's after the game. It's nothing to do with results.
"My pleasure to do the picture with you. And my honour to your father and respect that he feels so strong about me. I don't deserve that."