Pochettino claims Spurs do not have to win titles


Tottenham Hotspur became the first ever Premier League side not to sign a player in the summer transfer window this year.

Spurs have also been without a major piece of silverware for over a decade now, as they continue to fight on four fronts with a dwindling squad this season.

The likes of Jan Vertonghen, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Serge Aurier, and Luke Amos are all out injured at the moment.

However, that hasn’t stopped Spurs achieving their joint best ever return from their first eight Premier League games.

The Lilywhites currently sit in joint fourth on 18 points, just two off the league leaders Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Tottenham are still waiting on their brand new 62,000 seat stadium which should take the club to the next level.

Mauricio Pochettino believes the club must concentrate on finishing the stadium and training ground before they invest in the squad and challenge for titles.

An Evening Standard report Pochettino said: “People talk too much about Tottenham. Tottenham must win titles to improve but that’s not true.

“We need to finish our stadium, training ground and provide the team and the fans to feel home and happy and then invest in the team and work hard. That’s not an excuse.

“We take our decision to think about football and the club too. While our contenders only think about football and try and improve the team only to win. And that’s a massive difference between us and the rest of the contenders.

“The rest of the clubs in a reality is completely different to us. I’m not frustrated, but it’s not realistic.”

“We can win a title but it’s not compulsory to win a title, that’s the difference. Compulsory to the team that have spent a lot of money but it’s not the case for us.

“With our circumstances, I think we need to party!”

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