‘We need to rebuild – It’s going to be painful’ – Pochettino on summer plans

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For well over a decade, Daniel Levy and Tottenham have been planning and building a state-of-the-art new stadium and training ground to boot.

However, the project is now finally at an end. The stadium is built, the training ground is in use, and Spurs are ready to take the next step up.

With so much investment in facilities in recent years, many Spurs fans will now be dreaming of Tottenham splashing the cash on some world-class players to go with it.

Tottenham haven’t invested in a new face in around 15 months, with Lucas Moura being their last signing back in January 2018.

Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking this week about Tottenham’s new plans moving forward, and how they must now create a new chapter with big trophies.

The Argentine manager also hinted that there would be a big rebuild job in the near future, which may have Spurs fans excited for transfer activity this summer.

If Spurs win away to Bournemouth this weekend, Pochettino will have led the club to four successive top-four finishes, as well as some memorable nights in the Champions League. However, the gaffer clearly now believes that these successful seasons should be converted into trophies.

Pochettino said (Standard): “When you talk about Tottenham, everyone says you have an amazing house but you need to put in the furniture.

“If you want to have a lovely house maybe you need better furniture. And it depends on your budget if you are going to spend money. We need to be respectful with teams like Manchester City or Liverpool who spend a lot of money. We are brave, we are clever, we are creative.

“Now it’s about creating another chapter and to have the clear idea of how we are going to build that new project. We need to rebuild. It’s going to be painful.”

He added (BBC): “We need big trophies. And we need to fight for them. To have the chance to win the Champions League, the Premier League.

“We cannot live like we lived in the last five years — on the perception side and on the reality side. We achieved a lot of things, we overachieved maybe. Because of our ambition and the way that we work, we’re here now in a very good position.

“But what next? I cannot guess because it’s a club decision. What can we expect now? One question the other day was, ‘is the depth of the squad not at the quality of the new stadium?’

“If we start next season talking about that, nothing good is going to happen in the future. The perception and the feeling are not going to be right.

“Can we repeat [our achievements] next season? I cannot guess. When we finish the season, I think it’s a moment to close a five-year chapter, to analyse, to talk a lot and to give the real value of that period. It was amazing.

“The problem is: what do we want for the next chapter? Now we’ve finished the training ground and the stadium, what does the club want to achieve in the next one, two, three or five years and what are the fans expecting.

“There’s many things to talk about and put on the table, and then try to be realistic.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Pochettino is saying all the things that Tottenham fans will want to hear. The man clearly believes that he can take Tottenham to the next level and win big trophies, perhaps hinting that Daniel Levy should back him with a little money too. And, he is right, Spurs have the facilities to rival any club in the world now, they just need the team and the financial backing to complete the sensational job.

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  1. This sounds to me like Poch is sending a message to Levy and the board. There is plenty of interest in his services and he has to feel that he has gotten everything and more than he can out of the current squad. I am sure he has been told every year that the funds were not available do to the new stadium. Now that the stadium is built he will be wanting the club to invest some real money into the club, unless this happens it will not surprise me if the next time he is linked with a big move (Argentine National Coach/Real Madrid) etc. He is going to take that job. He needs to think about his future as well and if their is no investment in moving forward i fully expect mauricio to move on.


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