Pochettino reveals the moment this season that he realised he wanted to stay at Spurs long-term

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It would certainly be one of the most historic nights in the history of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club if they are to pull off a sensational win over Liverpool on June 1.

However, it would have to be some game to outrank the semi-final victory in Amsterdam against Ajax as a match.

45 minutes into the game in the Netherlands, Spurs looked as if they may as well pack their bags and head off home, however they will be glad they didn’t.

Two second-half goals in the space of four minutes from Lucas Moura gave Spurs hope once more with half an hour to play. Suddenly they only needed one more, and time was on their side.

However, after a header against the crossbar from Jan Vertonghen right at the end of normal time, it looked as if Spurs would come up just short.

Up step Lucas Moura. 96 minutes into the match, Moura swept home his and Tottenham’s third, booking the club a Champions League final spot.

Pochettino has now revealed that it was then he knew he wanted to be part of the next chapter at Spurs.

He said (Daily Mail): “There were two different feelings mixed in the same moment. Reaching the Champions League final is the end of an amazing chapter for the club. But at the same time, the moment that you reach the final, it’s like: ‘I want to be involved in the next chapter of the club.’ It’s both feelings.

“You always put yourself in five years’ time, 10 years’ time, or tomorrow. We need to be ahead of the players, ahead of the fans. Our responsibility is to create a project again, to engage everything, to be realistic and try to achieve something important for the club. The fan base we have deserves that.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Get that man a new contract while he is in such a good mood! After months of subtle hints that he may be on his way, it sounds as if Pochettino is now committing his long-term future to Tottenham. I really think a Champions League trophy could do wonders for this team, not just as a wonderful achievement, but with long-term repercussions for the club as a whole. New players, funding, respect, current stars wanting to stay. Let’s get it done, Tottenham.

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  1. He was never going to leave. He had stated on a couple of occasions that he saw his future with us and dreamed of winning the league and cl with us. Remember the 20 year comment earlier in the season? This is just his way of talking. He is a romantic and English is not his first language, so keep that in mind next time.

  2. I often think these days 90% of the speculation surrounding Football managers is loaded and driven by the media and in many ways it is nothing more than unwanted meddling and interference. It seems that the press are so intent on putting out a story whether there is any actual substance or foundation they give scant regard to the potentially damaging effects this has on both individuals and clubs alike. There are no ethics involved or at least that’s the way it appears, and the stories just get more tiresome and irritating as they are in-acurrately perpetuated in the same classless manner of gutter reporting.


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