After looking like they were going to push Manchester City and Liverpool all the way in the race for the Premier League title, Spurs only managed to take a point out of a possible nine against Burnley, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
These results not only ended Tottenham’s hopes of fighting or the title but has also put Champions League qualification for next season in doubt. After the defeat against Burnley, Pochettino was extremely critical of his side, as he called out his players’ failure to match the effort of the Burnley players.
The Argentine even said after the game that while Tottenham have improved in recent years, it might take the team 5 to 10 years to develop the mentality required to win the league, a comment that left a lot of pundits puzzled.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane who is yet to taste victory after recovering from his ankle injury has spoken about his manager’s comments and said that he hoped Pochettino was wrong in his assessment.
Speaking to the Express, Kane said, “I don’t think it’s far away but I think what the gaffer was saying was it’s not a guarantee that if you improve you are still going to win things.
“Every other team is improving, every team is strengthening, every team is getting better year-by-year so it’s important for us that we don’t fall behind that.
“We have got to a stage in the last four or five years where we have maybe done more than we expected as a club but it means that we have to do even more to reach that next stage.
“Whether it’s five years or not, I can’t say. But I hope it’s sooner than that.”
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