Tottenham News: Pochettino demands silverware

7 months ago

In the latest Tottenham news, boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is not just content to finish in the top four of the Premier League as he also wants to bring silverware to the North London club.

Spurs have finished in the top three of the league standings in each of the last three years and they have firmly established themselves as Champions League regulars during Pochettino’s tenure.

However, the Argentine has yet to win a major trophy during his time in North London, while Spurs themselves have not claimed a title since securing League Cup glory over a decade ago.

Pochettino insists he is not satisfied with just guiding Spurs to a top-four finish season after season and he is determined to win a major title this term, although he acknowledges that may be easier said than done.

“If some people believe the manager of Tottenham doesn’t want to win they are not right in their minds,” Pochettino told the Daily Mail.

“I’m here to win. The reality is to win and to have the argument about whether you have the tools to win is a different matter. We have had massive success at the club, getting [to the] Champions League for a third year in a row.”

Pochettino insists he feels responsible for not guiding Spurs to a major trophy during his four-year tenure, but he insists both he and his players are working hard to end that drought as soon as possible.

“Winning is my concern and I feel responsible for this after four years with the club to try to achieve this,” the 46-year-old added. “Maybe our history and the reality is different, but the players are fighting and working so hard and we are there with them.”

Spurs have not been crowned champions of England since 1961, but they are priced at 16/1 with bet365 to end that wait this year.

The North Londoners will kick off the new season with a trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle on Saturday and they will fancy their chances of beginning the campaign with a victory, as they won both meetings with the Magpies last term.