Pochettino recalls previous Solskjaer encounters

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham will take on Manchester United at Wembley tomorrow afternoon in what will be a crucial game for both sides.

Spurs have to win to stay within touching distance of Manchester City and Liverpool while 3 points for United will help them massively in their quest for Champions League football next season.

Tottenham come into the game in great form as the Lillywhites have been almost flawless over the last month and a half barring a 3-1 loss to Wolves at home. Earlier this week they overcame rivals Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

United meanwhile also come into the game with renewed confidence after a complete turn around in fortunes under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian has manged to get The Red Devils playing attacking football again as United have been ruthlessly beating opposition teams in recent weeks.

However, the game against Tottenham represents Solsskjaer’s biggest test so far. Speaking ahead of the game Pochettino recalled what he remembers about the previous occasion when he locked horns against Solskjaer when Cardiff took on Pochettino’s Southhampton.

Speaking as a part of his pre-match press conference, the Argentine told Football.London, “Not too much memories, I don’t remember too well because it wasn’t great. I remember the Spanish guy who scored the goal from Cardiff, Cala”

The Argentine also said that the one memory that sticks out for him about Solskjaer was his injury-time winner at the Camp Nou against Bayern in the Champions League final.

Speaking about the goal, Pochettino said, “Yes, I have good memories because also I remember when he scored after 90 minutes at the Camp Nou, I was with Tony Jimenez, my goalkeeping coach we were then at the Nou Camp in 1999, I remember him when he scored the second goal in the injury time and how I shouted the goal of Manchester United, that was unbelievable.”

“We were neutral people watching a fantastic game. I have good memories of him.”

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