Mauricio Pochettino is arguably going through one of the most difficult spells of his managing career so far.
The Argentine, who has been hailed for transforming Tottenham’s fortunes over the last five and half years, is now seeing his tactics and decisions being scrutinized like never before.
Tottenham haven’t won an away game in the Premier League since January and they’ve conceded ten goals in their last two games against Bayern Munich and Brighton, which has seriously got the alarm bells ringing.
However, the 47-year-old is still confident that he has Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s full support and revealed he told him that he considers him to be a friend.
Speaking to the at the Aspire Global Summit in Qatar, Pochettino said (Daily Mail): “We maintain a very good relationship and it is extraordinary to have that support.
“I have always told him that in addition to my chairman, I consider him a friend.
“Football is not a drama, it is passion and we cannot separate it from emotions. But neither can we make a sport as fantastic as this one because of the latest result.”
The Tottenham manager also spoke about the need to accept the recent defeats with humility and the importance of working harder than their opponents.
He added: “We must learn from defeats to be able to exceed our limits and that begins by accepting that you don’t always win and that the opponent also works hard and makes merits.
“You must always react with dignity to the result, regardless of whether it is good or bad.”
Spurs will resume their Premier League campaign with a home game against Watford after the conclusion of the international break.
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While Pochettino’s future isn’t under any threat at the moment, if results don’t improve over the next few games, then one seriously worries for the Argentine’s future particularly given the things that have been reported about the players’ frustrations at his tactics. We know Levy can be quite ruthless in his dealings as so the next few matches are some of the most important in Pochettino’s managerial career.
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