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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