Poch urges players and fans to ‘live in the present’

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has urged Tottenham supporters and players to ‘live in the present’ rather than to focus on what may happen.

Over the past few weeks, the speculation has increased with transfer talk linking the likes of Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Dele Alli all with moves away from White Hart Lane.

If you’ve opened a newspaper over the past week, we’ve all see the Kyle Walker and Eric Dier to Man Utd, Danny Rose to City, Toby’s not signing a new deal and Real Madrid/Barcelona are going to sign Dele Alli.  When our players are performing as well as they have this season, these rumours will always circulate.

Pochettino said he could make no guarantees on the future and referenced last week’s death of Tottenham under-23s coach Ugo Ehiogu as an example of the need to live in the present.

“I cannot guarantee anything in life. The most important is to enjoy the present,” Pochettino said.

“I am so sad, we have to enjoy the present and not think about the future.

“In the future we take the best decision for the club. After three years you can see how the team is improving every year and all our decisions so far are good.

“Trust in the club that we will take the best decision for the club to achieve, to improve next season again, that’s most important.

“We care a lot about the club and now we must focus on the present to try to help the team and club to be there if Chelsea drop points.

“It will be special if in the last season at White Hart Lane we win the Premier League.

“In the next three to four weeks we must give our best, big efforts for all of us, for the players to try to focus, don’t think about holidays, rumours, what will happen next season.

“I want the last three to four weeks the big effort from everyone to achieve. Then we can congratulate everyone and try next season.”

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