Mauricio Pochettino admits Amazon deal worried him - but now he's like Steven Spielberg

Tottenham have welcomed their doors to Amazon documentary makers for 'All or Nothing' - and Poch admits he wasn't keen on the idea at first

Posted Saturday, October 26, 2019 by

Mauricio Pochettino admits Amazon deal worried him - but now he's like Steven Spielberg
Mauricio Pochettino has the cameras on him this season with Amazon filming a documentary about Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino feels like Steven Spielberg – but has vowed to make sure Tottenham ’s new Amazon documentary is not another disaster movie.

The cameras are rolling at Spurs this season for fly-on-the-wall series All or Nothing, which is exactly how Pochettino described last season’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

And on the eve of his side’s rematch with the Reds he admits his players are STILL coming to terms with that crushing defeat in Madrid.

But the Tottenham boss believes his side are growing in confidence after winning for just the fourth time in 13 games in midweek – and is plotting a much better end to this campaign.

Pochettino said: “The final, it was tough. Playing the last game of the season in the Champions League final was all or nothing. And it was nothing. Second for us is nothing. We are so competitive.

“It means a lot for the club to arrive in the final, but the players and the coaching staff, we feel empty after the game. We didn’t win. That is always going to stay with you.

“We feel fully recovered from that situation. We start to build our confidence and our trust and show ourselves again, to show our real talent and potential again. But it is difficult to move on.”

Pochettino admits he was worried about giving the cameras behind the scenes access this season and insists it has made his job more difficult.

He said: “When the club agreed the deal with Amazon, of course we were worried about it. Because it is not easy, it is not easy. It is tough to have the camera in your office.

“To have the capacity to say: 'Okay, I am not in a good mood', but sometimes the camera is going to be there. It is so complicated. It is another thing to worry about and of course that adds a lot.

“If we were busy before, now we are super busy. It’s not an easy job. When I told you I feel that I am not any more a manager, I am a coach – now I am like a producer. Like Spielberg? Nearly, yes!

“I hope there is a happy ending. But if not, you are going to see another point of view, from different vision.”

Spurs warmed up for Anfield by thumping Red Star Belgrade 5-0 in the Champions League to restore some of their battered confidence.

And the players then treating Pochettino and his coaching staff to dinner at swanky Mayfair restaurant Novikov.

Pochettino said: “It was very kind from them to invite all of the coaching staff. But to be honest in five and half years I have invited a lot and paid for a lot of dinners!

“We spent a few hours there. For team bonding, it makes you stronger this type of situation. It can help on the pitch to build something in the group. Those things are positive, never negative.

“On our table the talk was 90 per cent football. For them it was nice to talk in a different way, to see how you dress, no?

“It was nice. But we are not going to beat Liverpool 5-0 at Anfield because we were in the restaurant all together. We have to be at our best. When we are at our best we can beat anyone.”

Attention: Third parties may advertise their products and/or services on our website.7M does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of their contents.
Your dealings with such third parties are solely between you and such third parties and we shall not be liable in any way for any loss or damage of any sort incurred by you.