Poch: Spurs more popular in London than Arsenal or Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

When someone mentions ‘Mauricio Pochettino’ it fills Tottenham fans with immense pride that we have such as man leading our great club.

There are always fears surrounding our star players and manager that one of Europe’s “giants” are going to come in and steal them – something which we have experienced regularly in previous years.

However, despite the fact that Pochettino has ambitions of one day managing Argentina, he insists that he is focused on a long-term project at Tottenham.

After signing a contract extension earlier this year which will keep him at the club until June 2021, Pochettino has described Tottenham as “the most popular in London” and with a rich history are in the same bracket as Manchester United and Liverpool.

We have made huge strides under his leadership, this season and last prove that with how well we’ve done. The future under Poch is certainly bright.

“I would love to be here for as long as possible because it’s a club with history, a club that is the most popular in London, more than Arsenal and Chelsea,” he told Cadena SER. “I’m delighted here.

“The professional respect that this country gives you is something to take into account. You feel valued.

“Tottenham is a historic club at the same level as Manchester United and Liverpool.

“We are recreating that winning culture and not to feel inferior to the rest, regardless of the fact that other clubs might be more talented than us.

“Three years ago when I started this project, the idea was to reduce the difference between us and the top four. We are ahead of our project.”

“When you analyse the last two seasons, Tottenham has been the most consistent team in the Premier League,” he said. “We have achieved more points than any other team the last two seasons.

“It’s true that Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have a different structure and philosophy to what Tottenham is looking for right now.

“It’s true that the investment that they make is two or three times more than perhaps what Tottenham spends.

“But that is the great challenge and the beauty of Tottenham’s project.

“When [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy called me three years ago, it really got me excited to listen to him and enter a project that not only focused on winning but on leaving a legacy.

“In my opinion, we have the best training facilities in England.

“We have a stadium project that in a year will be ready and will be the best in London and perhaps in England. In the coming years, Tottenham will do very well.”

Pochettino – a manager I’m even sure that Sir Bill would be proud of.

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  1. Either there has been a serious breakdown in translation or Pooch has been on the Hooch again. Arsenal have twice as many supporters in London and there is more history and tradition in Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd`s canteen than there is in Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.


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