Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of the need to start a fresh project at the club after Spurs were beaten by Liverpool in the final of the Champions League on Saturday evening (Evening Standard).
The Argentine has recently completed five years in charge of Tottenham, and in that time, he has transformed the team into Champions League regulars, and one that competes consistently in the top end of the table against sides that have invested much more money into their squads.
However the 47-year-old does not have any silverware to show for his efforts so far, and there have been suggestions that he could decide to call time on his Spurs career (Tutto Sport).
Tottenham full-back Ben Davies has now weighed in on the speculation surrounding Pochettino’s future and suggested that the whole squad wants him to stay.
He also said that the attitude and belief that the players have displayed over the last few seasons was all down to the former Southampton man.
Speaking about Pochettino, the defender told Standard Sport: “He’s been amazing for us. He’s put the building blocks in place to put us where we’ve been in the Champions League. The way we’ve played, and the attitude and belief we’ve got in the squad is all down to him.
“As a group of players, we really hope he stays because he’s the one to take us to the next level.
“Those are the types of games we want to be involved in on a regular basis.”
The Welshman also revealed his disappointment about the loss against Liverpool but was confident that the experience of playing in the final will hold the team in good stead going forward.
Davies added, “It’s a learning curve and we have to take a lot of experience from it.
“It’s tough to put into words right now but when we look back over the summer and reflect on it, there are moments that we’ll never forget – those Ajax and Man City games, the emotions we went through as a team brought us closer together as a group.
“We’ve had a stop-start season. Especially at the beginning, we didn’t seem to find our form. We had players injured regularly, Sonny [Heung-nin Son] was away a lot [on international duty] and all these things seemed stacked against us.
“Even in the Ajax and City games everything was against us. But we pulled through. We put everything on the line in these games, showed so much character in the group and it’s a really proud feeling to be part of it.”
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A defeat like the one of Saturday will obviously be hard to take, and it is only natural that Pochettino would need a few days to clear his head and think about his future.
However, we really believe that once Poch assesses everything, he will decide to continue at Spurs and he will be backed by Daniel Levy considerably this summer.
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