Mauricio Pochettino has perhaps been Tottenham’s best signing in recent years, with the Argentine manager leading the club from strength to strength in his reign.
Poch took the helm over four years ago now, and has transformed Tottenham from a team on the fringes of the Champions League, to regulars in Europe’s biggest competition.
Spurs have now finished in the top three in the Premier League for the past three years running, and are bidding to make it four this season.
Tottenham have also enjoyed some big scalps in the Champions League, including Real Madrid at Wembley, and going toe-to-toe with Juventus away from home.
However, despite the progress, Tottenham are not yet at the peak that fans, players, and management want them to reach.
Spurs have been without silverware for the past decade, and a Premier League trophy seems to be next on Pochettino’s to-do-list in North London.
Fans will now be glad to read that Poch has committed his long-term future to the club today (Football London): “Time, time, time, wait, wait, wait, we need to finish our stadium. We need to arrive the day, that will be the day that it clicks, the day we sign a player and the player says, ‘I am signing for Tottenham because I want to win titles’, that is going to be the day the club is in the last level. If you listen to me in the last four and a half years we are always helping the club to finish the stadium, to finish the training ground, to help the club on the financial side, to be in the top for four and a half years ago was a dream, to be consistent in top four, to play in Champions League and have the capacity to show Europe and the world Tottenham is alive and there.
“When we arrive at new stadium we will be one of the most exciting clubs. If you sign for Tottenham and your introduction is going to be in this amazing stadium, you are going to say , ‘I want to come here because I want to win titles’. In the last few years it was about to try and fight again, the Wembley hoodoo. Remember the last season at White Hart Lane when we had no corner, in that season we were unbeaten. This season we play Champions League at Wembley, it was difficult to win, we were out in the first stage and there was a Wembley hoodoo.
“When you go back, I promise you we are a very successful group of people working for a company doing the job they need us to be doing. What can I say against the players because we lose on penalties to Chelsea. Why, for me they are heroes. Because we lose after three days when Crystal Palace had the whole week clear. Tomorrow we are going to play a team that played Saturday, we played Sunday. Then we are going play Saturday, and then we are going to play Sunday and Wednesday we are going to play against Borussia Dortmund. I am not going to complain, I am going to translate the reality, the fans want the reality. Then other people want to give their opinion from outside. I am a very positive person and I am going to try and deliver in my job. I am going to stick with the club until the end to help the club achieve all they want.”
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