Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily criticised in recent days for his remark that finishing in the top four was more important than winning a domestic cup competition, with respect to the club’s long term future.
In yesterday’s press conference ahead of the game against Watford, the Argentine clarified his statement and explained that while he wants to win trophies, it is important to realise that Tottenham are at a different stage of their project compared to the other clubs.
Pochettino has now given another interview to ESPN UK, where he is seen discussing Tottenham’s transfer policy.
In the interview which has been conducted in Spanish, Pochettino says that Spurs are unlike Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United and cannot afford to go out and buy the best players in the world, and instead have to get on with what they have.
The 46-year-old suggested that while the likes of City and Liverpool buy washing machines, Spurs have to make do and buy a drier that can do the same job.
Watch Pochettino’s interview below:
“When we can’t buy a washing machine, we get a dryer." 💁🏻♂️
“Instead of a sofa, we get a chair.” 💺
Mauricio Pochettino talks ESPN through the difference between Tottenham and teams like Liverpool and Man City. pic.twitter.com/L2vWBune6f
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) January 29, 2019
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