Mauricio Pochettino vows to fight ‘until the end’ as Tottenham exit talks circulate

Posted Friday, September 27, 2019 by

The Tottenham boss believes he is the right man to take the club forward.

Mauricio Pochettino vows to fight ‘until the end’ as Tottenham exit talks circulate
Mauricio Pochettino is not willing to leave Tottenham without a fight (Image: GETTY)

Mauricio Pochettino will not be giving up on his dream to win trophies with Tottenham without a fight.

The Argentine has seen his future thrown into doubt just months after reaching the club's first Champions League final.

A string of poor results and uncertainty surrounding the futures of several crucial first-team players has left fans feeling disillusioned.

The 47-year-old has now hit back at claims that his time at Spurs is nearing its natural end, and reassured fans of his commitment.

When asked why he does not look as buoyant this season, Pochettino said: “It’s not like this. I explain why – in football I suffered two big disappointments.

"One when I was a player and there was the penalty at the World Cup. It was always my dream to play in a World Cup, my massive, big dream. OK, we played three games and went home.

"We went there unbeaten, a candidate to win the trophy and went home in the Group stage. I stayed at home and didn’t go out for 10 days.

"Another day was with Tottenham to win a trophy and the closest to win a trophy was of course the Champions League and it was made even bigger because it was the Champions League.

Mauricio Pochettino vows to fight ‘until the end’ as Tottenham exit talks circulate
Tottenham were knocked-out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester this week (Image: GETTY)

"To achieve the final of the Champions League with Tottenham – no-one expected that. It was more than a dream, more than a dream. In that moment I felt disappointed and then I took a train, after the train, to Barcelona and again you feel like you are depressed.

"In your mind, you expect to move on after a week and say ‘I want to, again, be there.’ You cannot be happy.

"Yes, we have some disagreements, of course. But I am happy now because I am a positive and of course this season is going to another massive challenge. But we must have that energy to try to be contenders and try again to fight for big things and I’m going to try until the end.”

When asked what the future might hold for the club, the former Espanyol and Southampton boss remained optimistic over the chance of silverware.

Quizzed about whether Spurs can win trophies with him in charge, Pochettino said: “I still believe that we can. (That next step) is hard. It is hard.

Mauricio Pochettino vows to fight ‘until the end’ as Tottenham exit talks circulate
Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to win a trophy during his time at Tottenham (Image: GETTY)

"How tough it is to be in the last stage? It is difficult. Because it's not only to get to the last stage, the most difficult thing is to keep this performance and be consistent. I believe (they can do it with me) and I hope yes.

"But football is not an ordinary business. And that is the summary of football. In football two plus two sometimes is four but sometimes it is not four.

"The fans are always right to criticise. When you don't win you need accept that you were wrong. The fans are the only ones who you have to accept the criticism from and you cannot complain about that. They are right to express their feelings and emotions.

"The fans are emotional. The fans want to win always. The fans love the club, the fans love the players, the fans sometimes love the coaching staff and manager, sometimes.

"Of course you cannot say anything about the fans. The fans keep the game alive that is so beautiful. We are here because of them and that is why they can always give their opinion.”

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