Pochettino explains why it is important for Spurs to continue to evolve

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Tottenham Hotspur have certainly come on leaps and bounds under Mauricio Pochettino and the Argentine manager still believes that anything is possible with his current squad.

This was certainly exemplified last season as Tottenham went on an incredible and unlikely run all the way to the Champions League final, unfortunately losing out to Liverpool.

However, it showed the potential of the current Spurs crop, despite the fact that many of them are coming towards the ends of their contracts in North London.

The likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld all have under a year left on their contracts with the Lilywhites. There is also always the chance that further players will be sold over the next year.

If so, this could well be the final season that Poch will have his original core group of stars at the club, which would make it all the sweeter to lift a trophy before the summer of 2020.

Poch said (Football London): “It’s normal to talk when you don’t get the results you expect, with the perception because we were in the Champions League final last season, showing the same level. But when you analyse the last four or five months, looking at the Premier League or other competitions, it’s so clear that we need to, every single season, evolve and the evolution needs to be not only through new ideas but new ways of motivating the players from the coaching staff, to try to different something different. That’s what we try to do every season.

“We are the first people to review the way that we work. That is normal. Last season we used different systems, this season we are using different systems and different ways.

“Always include things every season to make things more attractive to the players, to motivate them in training and everything. In that very professional environment, we are talking about motivation? Come on. It’s football. The most important thing to go and play with the football is to be motivated yourself.

“In all the structure you are always thinking of improving. In the way we work it’s always about trying to improve. That is a question that does not have an answer. The answer is only in the structure here at the club. If the club thinks it needs to change things, then it will change things.

“That is why the most important thing is not to stop the time or the evolution, in the structure you need to always think ahead and you need to anticipate. That is in football always a difficult thing to fight with, the perception and everything. To anticipate is the most important thing and when you stop anticipating things, it can happen what can happen.

“I am so happy with the squad. We are in a position where everything is possible with this squad. It’s a big squad, good players and I don’t want to talk about that. It’s to help them to perform in the way we expect.”

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