Pochettino claims it may be five or ten years before Spurs challenge for titles

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have come on leaps and bounds since Mauricio Pochettino took over five years ago, but they are still yet to add silverware to their table of achievements.

Spurs have been in title races, they have made cup finals, and have gone on some great Champions League runs, but still no trophy.

It seems as if Tottenham still always fall at the final hurdle in that respect, which is understandable considering the amount of money invested in the squad.

Spurs had a real chance to put the pressure on Liverpool last weekend, with a win against Burnley possibly taking them just two points behind the League leaders.

However, Tottenham fell flat and lost the game 2-1, and now sit a huge six behind Liverpool, with a mountain to climb to get back into contention.

Pochettino was bitterly disappointed with the result, and later claimed that it may take five or ten years to become areal contender for the Premier League.

He said (Goal): “If you want to be a real contender, playing well or not, it’s (the game against Burnley) a must-win.

“You need to show you are fighting for big things and I am frustrated because we didn’t show the same energy as Burnley, the same attitude as Burnley, the same ambition as Burnley.

“We have to look at ourselves and maybe assess ourselves in different ways – we are not looking for excuses.

“It is holding us back and it might take five years’ work, 10 years’ work to change that.”

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