‘It was more than successful’ – Pochettino claims he achieved main objective at Spurs

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Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that his time at Tottenham was more than successful despite the lack of silverware during his five and a half years at the helm.

The Argentine arrived at Spurs in the summer of 2014 on the back of two relatively poor seasons for the Lilywhites during which time they had regressed from the level they enjoyed under Harry Redknapp.

However, Pochettino did not just manage to get the side back into the top four but he also helped the side challenge for the Premier League and came close to lifting the Champions League last season.

The 48-year-old had to contend with several hurdles during his time in North London including having to play at Wembley and also having a limited transfer budget compared to the rest of the big six.

However, the Lilywhites managed to remain fairly consistent during Pochettino’s reign until the start of this season.

The former Spurs boss revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that his primary objective at Tottenham was ensuring the team were Champions League regulars while completing the transition to the new stadium.

He said: “When we look back we feel so proud. We are proud of the job that we all did together.

“For five and a half years, we worked so hard together. All 500, 600 people involved in trying to move from the old White Hart Lane to Wembley.

“In some seasons we played in three stadiums – White Hart Lane, Wembley and Milton Keynes. I remember we started to play Europa League and Champions League at Wembley in the season when we played the Premier League and domestic cups at White Hart Lane.

“Then a year and a half or nearly two years playing at Wembley, building the new stadium.

“In this process, everyone from the kit man, the players, the staff, the board, and everybody who were involved helped the club to achieve our principal objective which was to finish the stadium and to play in the Champions League.

“If you ask me if this period was successful, I would say it was more than successful.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I do not think any Spurs fan will claim that Pochettino’s period at the club was not successful. No one can argue that winning a FA Cup or a couple of League Cups while struggling to finish top six would have been preferable to what we achieved over the last six years.

We now have one of the best stadiums in world football, which has, in turn, increased our revenue streams and given us the platform to compete with the big boys on a long-term basis. This wouldn’t have been possible without regular Champions League revenue.

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