Pochettino answers whether Spurs are overachievers

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have made significant strides under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino.

When the Argentine took over at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2014, the club had just come off the back of indifferent campaigns and were looking get back into the top four.

Fast forward four-and-a-half years and Spurs are now competing in the Champions League for the third season in a row, and have gone close to winning the Premier League title on a couple of occasions, despite limited transfer funds being available and being homeless for the past two campaigns.

While most people certainly recognise how much Spurs have improved since the former Southampton boss took over, one criticism that’s been leveled at the team is the fact that they still haven’t been able to end the eleven-year wait to win a trophy.

Pochettino has aggressively defended his team whenever this has been brought up before, as was the case recently after Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace.

The 46-year-old was once again asked before the game against Leicester if Spurs are overachieving at the moment, and he chose to be a little more diplomatic with his answer this time.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London, “I don’t know (whether or not Spurs are overachieving), I won’t talk, every single sentence or word is going to be used again.

“People can have different opinions, for some we are overachieving, for another, we have quality enough to win the Champions League and be the best in the world.

“The most important is to talk about reality, the reality in the last few years is we’ve been there competing in the best way and if you compare the club today with the past, I think we improve a lot and of course we all want to win titles, win games, win big competitions and we still are fighting and building.

“I think we have a nice project, finish the facilities like the training ground or the stadium, with a lot of difficult circumstances. If you need to hear me and what is in my head and what I think, we are doing a fantastic job from the first to the last, from bottom to the top, all the people involved, players and staff, are doing a fantastic job.”

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