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Monday 23 September 2019

Pochettino wants Tottenham to “feel the glory” again

The Argentinian has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to relive the glory days with the club (Adam Davy/PA)
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to relive the glory days with the club (Adam Davy/PA)

By Jonathan Veal, Press Association Sport

Mauricio Pochettino is adamant he wants to help Tottenham take the next step and make the club “feel the glory”.

Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid following Julen Lopetegui’s sacking on Monday after earning plaudits for the job he has done at Spurs.

The Argentinian had said that this season was the lowest he had felt at the club amid the ongoing stadium delays, their lack of summer signings and nine of his players not returning from the World Cup until five days before the new campaign.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is committed to the club (Mike Egerton/PA)

Pundits have began to suggest that without the spending power of the other Premier League heavyweights, Pochettino has taken Spurs as far as he can, but he has other ideas.

“I think the period today at the club, at Tottenham, is so exciting,” he said.

“When you assess Tottenham, they are in the middle of the journey, in the middle to arrive in the harbour.

“I think we’re strong enough to sort out all the problems and arrive, and in the end to achieve what the club and fans deserve. In the end all we want to achieve one day is to win trophies.

“When I arrived at Tottenham, the first video I think Daniel (Levy) or the people showed me was of Tottenham Hotspur, we are talking about the glory.

“Yes, I want to feel the glory with Tottenham. When I watch that video from 1960, I think always it’s a very emotional video but it will be fantastic to deliver for our fans and for all the people that moment again, to repeat it here with Tottenham.

“But first of all we need to finish the stadium, move there, finish the facilities here, be settled, make our stadium home again and work so hard to try to be competitive.”

Spurs had made their best ever Premier League start prior to Monday night’s defeat to Manchester City and they will try and get their campaign back on track at Wolves on Saturday night.

With it being a 7.45pm kick-off, Pochettino says his usual Saturday night routine will be knocked out.

Pochettino is worried his dog will miss him due to the time of the match against Wolves (Simon Galloway/PA)

“At 7.30pm on a Saturday I am usually sat on my sofa with my dog Sansa and watching the Spanish league or France,” he said.

“It will be strange for my dog. Not for me, but for my dog. ‘Where is my dad’, she is going to say. She is beautiful and I am in love with her.”

Spurs will be without England internationals Eric Dier and Danny Rose.

Dier has a thigh injury picked up against City while Rose has an ongoing groin injury and both men are unlikely to be fit for England’s forthcoming matches later this month.

Victor Wanyama suffered a knee injury in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup win at West Ham and with Spurs playing twice in 48 hours this week, Pochettino will make changes.

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