“It’s painful for him” – Pochettino opens up on All or Nothing documentary

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino has now opened up on his involvement with the recent Amazon documentary, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur.

The Argentine only appears for the first 25 minutes of the opening episode and the docu-series glosses over his involvement at the club, as well as his downfall.

Whether this was because Amazon wanted to make it the Jose Mourinho show or Tottenham did not want to disrespect Pochettino, we may never know.

Pochettino has revealed that he and Jesus Perez both only watched the first 25 minutes, judging that it was a ‘correct’ representation of what happened behind the scenes.

However, the former Spurs boss did reveal that he felt sorry for Jesus as the assistant coach only featured for a few fleeting moments despite waking up early each morning to assist the Amazon team at Hotspur Way.

Finally, Pochettino had to include that he still loves both Tottenham and the fans, as well as holding an appreciation for Daniel Levy and his staff.

Poch told Melissa Reddy in her Between the Lines podcast: “Me and Jesus, we only watched the first 25 minutes, until we left the club. We watched, and to be honest, it was correct. No more or no less.

“It was like ‘OK, we need to put that Jesus [Perez], Toni [Jiminez], Miguel ‘D’Agostino], Sebastiano [Pochettino] and Mauricio were there, but it’s nothing to do with the documentary’.

“Being honest, I think we feel responsible because it was very difficult to say yes to open the door to Amazon, who came to Tottenham at a very difficult moment for us.

“And, of course, I feel sorry for Jesus, because he spent time from 7am trying to help the Amazon people to make that all work with the players, with the staff, with everything. And to be honest, after 25 minutes watching, I think Jesus appeared one time with me. OK, five and a half years (at the club) and we’re only in the scenario for 25 minutes, trying to justify why we left the club.

“Jesus was like a superman. He spent two or three hours in the morning, two or three hours in the evening, across three, four, five months, trying to coordinate everything and it’s really tough for him,” he said.

“I know he’s not going to watch the documentary because it’s tough and it’s painful for him because he spent a lot of time and effort and of course, I can feel how he feels, you know.

“But I understand, because it’s a documentary that’s trying to put the club in a good place. The club is not going to open the door to Amazon to create a problem after the documentary.

“I think, it’s difficult to be natural, but I hope they will achieve what they wanted doing this, you know, I think it’s important to show the facilities of the club, the new stadium, the new training ground that we were so involved in helping Daniel [Levy] to design.

“I still love the fans, I still love the club, and of course, I have a different appreciation for Daniel and the people that work there and the players.

“Jose [Mourinho] is a very good friend, I wish them all the best and that they can achieve some titles that Daniel can enjoy, and, of course, reflects all the effort that we were doing in the past to create the fantastic club that it is today.”

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