FA Cup success would hit the right note for Pochettino

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Mauricio Pochettino has promised to sing a duet with chairman Daniel Levy for the fans at White Hart Lane if Tottenham win the FA Cup this season.

Spurs have not lifted the oldest trophy in English football since 1991 and to end the wait they will have to overcome Leicester, who they host in the third round on Sunday.

Levy invited Pochettino and a number of club legends to a dinner in London on Thursday and the Argentine reminisced with the likes of Ossie Ardiles, Micky Hazard, Pat Jennings and Tony Galvin about the team’s past glories.

Pochettino was treated to a rendition of Ardiles’ famous solo, originally performed with Chas and Dave and the FA Cup-winning squad of 1981, in which Ardiles finished off the line ‘we know you’re gonna play a blinder – in the cup for Tottingham’.

Inspired by his compatriot, Pochettino made a promise to his chairman that he may later come to regret.

“I promised Daniel last night to sing together if we win a title,” Pochettino said.

“What song? I don’t know, maybe after we decide. It is true I promised I would sing in front of, I don’t know who, but he needs to sing with me.

“Maybe in the stadium, yes OK why not? In front of our supporters.

“Last night Ossie sang in front of everyone with all the legends in behind, singing ‘Tottingham’. It was very funny.”

Pochettino also spoke to Ledley King and Graham Roberts, the last Tottenham captains to lift domestic and European silverware respectively, after their triumphs in the League Cup in 2008 and the UEFA Cup in 1984.

“It was a pleasure to meet them all, a fantastic idea from Daniel and the club,” Pochettino said.

“They are an important part of the history and the present of the club. It was a great idea from Daniel to explain the present project of the club and to feel the history is very important for us.

“It was a lovely night to share with them ideas and their experience can help take the club the right way. They can be involved and that can be very important.

“It was a fantastic idea, a lovely night to share and talk about football.

“I learned the passion that people have and how people identify with the badge. I think it was important to feel this love for the club.”

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