Pochettino tells Wenger to focus on his own club

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has told Arsene Wenger to focus on his own club and says it was a “mistake” for the Arsenal manager to have a dig at Spurs this week according to ESPN.

On Tuesday, under pressure Wenger suggested that Arsenal were judged very differently to the likes of Spurs and Liverpool, and he claimed the media “celebrate teams who haven’t been in a final for 25 years and kill us,” before the Gunners beat Chelsea to reach the Carabao Cup final.

However Mauricio insisted he has nothing but respect for the Frenchman however he reminded him that football is about more than simply winning silverware.

“I’m so young and only five years in the Premier League, in two clubs Southampton and Tottenham, but there’s no point to talk about another team,”:Pochettino said.

He added: “Praise? Of course we receive praise. Football is not only to win trophies, it’s the circumstances of different clubs. For me he is and will always be one of the best managers in the world, I respect him, but I think he needs to talk for himself and for Arsenal”

Pochettino went on to say “I always gave and will give the full credit for what he’s achieved at Arsenal in more than 20 years. Before playing them, I praise him a lot and I remember I always said five years is a good manager to stay in the same club, 10 years because you are fantastic but more than 20 is special.

He also added: “For me he is a special manager, but everyone sometimes makes a mistake and for me he made a mistake to talk about us or a different team.”

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