Pochettino speaks on his Spurs future

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has stated his intention to see out his five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur, but admits his tenure could come to an end at any time.

The manager signed a new deal in May to commit his future to the club following rumoured interest from Real Madrid, who were looking for a successor to Zinedine Zidane who decided to resign from the post.

After suffering three successive defeats for the first time in his Tottenham reign, the boss has come in for unfair criticism from the press and some sections of the fan base.

He was questioned multiple times on his recent decision-making process, including the decision to leave defenders Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier behind for the recent 2-1 Champions League defeat at the hands of Inter Milan.

Pochettino told a press conference, as quoted by Yahoo: “I am going to stick with the club, I am not going to criticise the club. All the decisions are our decisions and of course always with the club until the end.

“Maybe we are still here in five years or maybe in one week we are not here, but we will always be talking well about the club and helping them to achieve all they want.

“The only way we can stop that is winning games and if we don’t win, everyone is going to criticise more than now. And you know what is going to happen when we don’t win games — the first responsible is me.

“I am so relaxed. In football, something can happen with the situation but I am going to give my best until the end.

“It’s true, we concede a lot. It’s something we talk a lot about but sometimes: you talk a lot and then it happens again, it’s like you create a trauma.

“The way we concede the goals is so painful but it happens in football and we need to be strong. It’s so important to keep our belief. I’m sure we will win games. The group is a little bit anxious, of course, about winning games.”

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  1. If Levy sacks Pochettino who could he possibly bring in ? Big Sam or any other manager who knows that he is guaranteed a big pay off when(not if) he is sacked.Any quality manager worth his salt would not touch Levy if he has ambition to win something.

  2. Poch should not be going anywhere. He has put us in the position we are in, which is to now start expecting good things.
    We should all be getting behind him now he is going through a difficult period.


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