Mauricio Pochettino has addressed concerns over his future at Tottenham Hotspur by insisting that he has no ambitions to leave the club.
Speculation in the media grew over Pochettino’s future at Spurs after the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United when he told the media: Tottenham need more time with me or with another, but the most important thing is to keep going and keep developing that philosophy that is fantastic for this club.”
Pochettino has now clarified his comments during the press conference ahead of Monday night’s Premier League clash against Watford at Wembley and fully intends to honour his contract which runs until 2021 and could even sign an extension.
It is very sensible of Poch to put these rumours to bed before the run in of the final four matches as we look to book our place in next season’s Champions League, the last thing the club or players need is uncertainty to lose their focus.
He told the media: “It was not a message I was sending to someone, I was only explaining in the context of the question that the project is so strong [and] we believe in this project,” he said.
“The club cannot behave like different clubs and I think the club needs to keep going with the project, keep pushing in this direction, trying to achieve all the things that the club want.
“But it was not a message for someone. It was what I felt and I told you how I feel.
“I am working, and I work, in every single project at every single club like I am going to be here for life. The only thing I wanted to translate is that the club is in the right way, that we cannot compare, that we need time to win.
“After three or four years now we are able to compete with clubs like United, City, Chelsea or Liverpool but there is still a lot of work to do.
“I think it is an exciting project at Tottenham, different to other clubs, but I still have a three-year contract and then obviously there is a decision. I always say football is the present and then the decision comes from the owner of the club, my boss, Daniel, to trust or not trust in myself.”
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