Pochettino makes funny comparison surrounding Real Madrid interest

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Dom Le Roy

It has been widely reported for many months now that Real Madrid are keen on bringing Pochettino to back to Spain.

Poch managed there for Espanyol earlier in his career before making the switch to the Premier League and Southampton.

Madrid sacked their manager at the end of last month and are still on the lookout for a replacement, but it seems as if Pochettino will stay put, at least until the new stadium is finished.

Pochettino has enjoyed great success in North London since his arrival, although he has yet to put any silverware into his trophy cabinet.

The Argentine has turned Tottenham into a class unit, without spending more than £30m net.

He has secured Champions League football and finished in the top three for three years running now.

When asked about Real interest this week, Pochettino made a funny comparison between the famous Spanish club and another woman admiring him from afar.

The Guardian report he said: “It is like you are with your girlfriend or wife and you are holding hands, walking down Oxford Street. But because you are so handsome, another woman is looking at you. But your wife is so proud and, rather than worrying, she is so happy to be with you and falls more in love with you.

“Yes the players are confident in me. But it is not that they attach to me only. If I believe that Dele is only going to sign a new contract because of me it’s a bad feeling. I think the club needs to always be above the manager and the players. The player must say I sign because I want to play for Tottenham. Otherwise it’s difficult to achieve big things.

“We are very close to creating, in terms of facilities, one of the best clubs in the world. Of course everything comes with a cost. Sometimes to win titles today is difficult, for many reasons that you and our fans know very well. But sometimes patience is short and frustration is there. I think we are so close to reaching the last level but we need to have that patience that makes us stronger.

“When I arrived at Tottenham the first video that Daniel [Levy] showed me had a message: ‘When we are talking about Tottenham Hotspur, we are talking about the glory.’ I want to feel the glory with Tottenham. I think when I watch video from the 1960s, it’s very emotional and I think it would be fantastic to deliver that moment again for our fans. But first of all we need to finish the stadium, move in, make home.”

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