Pochettino implies Spurs are more of an inspiration than big-spending rivals

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Since Mauricio Pochettino took over as manager of Tottenham, the club has gone from strength to strength each and every year.

Upon arriving, Spurs were a nearly club when it came to the top four and the consistent Champions League football that came with it.

However, Pochettino has now secured four years of Champions League competition in a row, which is not only a financial boost but a huge achievement for the club and the fanbase.

Not only this but the Argentine, of course, led the team to their first-ever Champions League final last season, which unfortunately finished in defeat to Liverpool.

Working on a far tighter budget that his top-six rivals, Pochettino is confused when people ask if he looks to such teams as inspiration for Spurs’ growth.

He believes that Tottenham are an inspiration to the rest of the teams in the Premier League, because you can win with fight over money.

He said (Football London): “I don’t know who is interested to include Tottenham in this group. When you analyse from 2014 when I and my coaches arrived, the net investment.

“If you compare with all the teams. It’s not like City when arrive Guardiola, or Liverpool when arrive Klopp, when arrive Conte, or when arrive Sarri, or when arrive Mourinho or now Solskjaer.

“It’s in the history – in the last 10 years – all the money they were spending to arrive now here. For us, we are far away from that. It’s not fair to compare and say Liverpool is going to be an inspiration for us.

“No. It’s the opposite. I think Tottenham is an inspiration for the rest of teams in the Premier League or in England because with less in everything you can fight. That is for me, that is my idea.

“Maybe I am wrong. Maybe the people that say comparing with Liverpool or City are right. Of course, we are not the best in the world but in our circumstances, we try to work and never be a big team.

“Always be brave, and play like today with a lot of young players, be brave and don’t feel that this isn’t Cristiano, isn’t Higuain, De Ligt, I don’t know.

“That is the most important. That culture, that philosophy we create altogether in the club in the last five years. Maybe, in the end, we can get or not get a trophy but we are very close. We are so competitive, with less we are doing a lot more than our rivals.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The 10th richest football club in the world shouldn’t have to make do with so much less for so long. But then that football club is Enic FC, who’s main aim isn’t winning at football. I’m also getting sick of Poch clearly towing the party line for his £9m a year with all this ‘different project’ nonsense. Yes it’s different – we never win anything and, when it comes to the league title, never give ourselves a chance. Despite limited success in the near 40 years I’ve followed Spurs, I’ve always regarded us a big club. A massive new stadium and the ‘best training facilities in the world’ would suggest the hierarchy must regard us as ‘big’ too. So you really have to ask yourself why they don’t act anywhere nearly so big when it comes to the actual football team.

  2. Sounds good
    But needs to be followed up by taking on the bigger clubs
    Win titles
    Buy quality players to improve the squad
    Words are nice when this has been achieved until then I am afraid it’s just words !!

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