Mauricio Pochettino has admitted in his first press conference as the Paris Saint-Germain boss that Tottenham Hotspur will always hold a special place in his heart.
Pochettino spent five and a half years at the helm at Spurs, taking the team from top four hopefuls to title contenders and Champions League finalists during his time in North London.
The Argentine was without work for more than a year after leaving Tottenham in November 2019 before finally being confirmed as the new PSG boss last week.
The 48-year-old has a big connection with the Ligue 1 giants, having captained the club during his playing career.
He admitted that he is excited about his new adventure but insisted that the time he spent at Spurs will remain special.
When asked about the challenges he faced at Tottenham compared to the ones he has in Paris, Pochettino said (via Goal France): “It’s difficult to compare.
“Tottenham will always be engraved in our hearts, but each club has its particularity, its traditions, its culture.
“PSG is one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Reports have indicated that Pochettino could reunite with Christian Eriksen, with the Dane being backed to swap Inter Milan for PSG this month.
Pochettino refused to rule out the possibility of taking the midfielder to the French capital.
When asked about Eriksen, the new PSG boss said: “We are discussing with Leonardo the possibilities that there may be, but we are in a difficult health context.
“We arrived a few days ago, we are already looking at the returns of the injured, our workforce.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I am extremely happy to see Pochettino take over at PSG, not just because it would have been painful to see him at another Premier League club, but also because he is guaranteed to get his hands on silverware, which would shut up some of his critics.
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