Mauricio Pochettino has vowed to go out and attack as the lads head out to Spain to play Real Madrid this week, according to an article in The Mirror.
The Tottenham manager has said he will get his players to try to take the game to Zinedine Zidane’s men at the Bernabeu, despite Madrid’s their renowned attacking quality.
“We will try to be better, but it’s a massive challenge for us to dominate them. We will press high, try to play in the opposition’s half, try to be aggressive and brave.
“That’s how we feel football should be played. If they try to push us back deeper, then OK, we may have to adapt to their quality. But from the beginning we will be brave and aggressive and play to win the game.”We will press high, try to play in the opposition’s half, try to be aggressive and brave.
Pochettino insisted that his rising stars are ready to justify the hype around them and prove that they are worthy of sharing a stage with the Champions League winners.
He added: “The first time is always important, to show that we can handle that pressure, and play in that type of game.“It’s a good opportunity for us. I’m so excited and motivated to go and put on a performance.
“It’s Real Madrid, and we respect them — but we go to play.“We’re excited to play Real Madrid in the Champions League and our motivation is big.
“We’re going to play one of the best teams in the world, if not the best team, and we need to be focused.
“We want to get to the next round of the Champions League and it’s important we recover from this game. It’s a very big challenge and we will go to play and try to win.”
He continued: “Everyone in football chooses their way to play. Football is so open with so many ideas and you must respect every way. But if you ask me, we are going to Madrid to play football and be Tottenham.
“We do not change because we are playing in Madrid.”
The article goes on to say Mauricio has often been mentioned as a potential target for Real after turning Spurs into Champions League regulars and title contenders.
However the article does say he happier inspiring a young squad buying into his ideas, rather than nursing any superstar egos. He said: “The challenge for all managers is to make the players buy your ideas.
He said:“In every project, in every club, when they offer you a contract, the owner or chairman explains what he wants from you. Then you start to build your philosophy that you want to see on the pitch.”
Encouraging words from Poch, is that how we should play them or is a more cautious approach required? Let us know your thoughts
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