‘We need time and some luck’ – Pochettino on winning trophies at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed a pretty successful last three years under Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine boss has led his team to three consecutive top three Premier League finishes, and with that, three years of Champions League.

Spurs have also competed well in the domestic cups, as well as showing what they are about on the European stage, with the win at home to Real Madrid sticking out as a prime example.

All of this has been achieved on a net budget of under £30m, compared to the hundreds of millions spent by others in the big six.

However, there is still one thing missing from Poch’s CV, as well as Tottenham’s cabinet for the last decade, and that is a trophy.

The next logical step in the progress of this Spurs side would be to win some silverware, even if that comes in the smallest form, say a League Cup.

Pochettino talked to the press today about winning trophies at Tottenham.

He said (Football London): “Today the Premier League is completely different to 20 years ago. Twenty years ago it was another Premier League. Today it is more competitive. Today the investment of the big clubs is amazing. It’s not easy.

“Of course we are in a project that is completely different. We need time and some luck. We need to work hard. The way we want to win is completely different than other teams are doing.

“We are in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup and we have played Watford and West Ham away from home. We are now going to play away from home again at Arsenal. We are in a difficult situation to play but we will try.

“The success of the club is not only to show if we win cups. The most important is to be competitive and fight. We are in the last 16 of the Champions League and that is a massive success for Tottenham.

“When I first arrived here Tottenham were desperate to play one day in the Champions League, but now in the last three seasons we have played Champions League.”

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  1. “All of this has been achieved on a net budget of under £30, compared to the hundreds of millions spent by others in the big six.” That’s very impressive. Pochettino has spent his thirty quid better than Jose Mourinho spent his millions. No wonder the media won’t leave poor old Poch alone and keep writing scenes for him in their ongoing football soap-opera.


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