Pochettino sends warning for club ‘not to be victims’

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have applied to play their third-round Carabao Cup match against Watford at Stadium MK, as Wembley is already booked that weekend, and their stadium is still under construction.

This well mark three home stadiums in one season for Tottenham, but manager Mauricio Pochettino insists that they cannot play the victim.

“We are working a lot on being positive rather than being negative about the new things that appear,” said Pochettino.

“If we are going to play in another different venue, it’s a challenge for us. Come on, we can show that we can be strong and perform well.

“If all people think there is a problem and we find a solution, we are stronger. The difference this season is that we try to challenge everyone and show we can fight with all the problems. That is a massive improvement for us.

“If we are going to be a victim of the circumstance, we are going to lose. The only way to succeed is to fight.

“After that, success — as we have talked about with the game at Manchester United — it’s so thin, the line. You can be on one or the other side.

“But if you are a victim, 100 percent you are going to lose, and I don’t like to be a victim. I don’t like to victimise ourselves. If something wrong happens in my side, it’s my responsibility.

“I always try to explain to the players, when they are disappointed that they do not play, the first thing they need to do is to sit in front of the mirror and not always to complain that ‘this guy is the guilty one, you are the guilty one.'”

Strong words from the Tottenham gaffer, and fans will be hoping that they can be backed up with some more important victories, and more points on the board.

Spurs go into their Premier League tie with Watford off the back of a perfect Premier League start, three wins out of three.

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