Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Mauricio Pochettino reveals why he finds it hard to buy players

Mauricio Pochettino reveals why he finds it hard to buy players

League Cup glory would also secure a first major prize for Pochettino, who is widely regarded as one of Europe's brightest young coaches but has yet to win a single trophy in his managerial career with Tottenham, Southampton and Espanyol. "Tottenham is tough and we aim to see where we are after that". We are in good form and have some momentum going.

"You never like to lose games but I don't think you look at it as revenge", Solskjaer said.

They were due to move into their new 62,062-seat stadium at the start of this season but there is still no date for the official opening.

"After almost five years the club is at a different level, but how we operate in five years didn't change", Pochettino added on Monday. Today, the club is doing what the club needs to do and I'm so happy to be here and helping the club, and it's so clear, the project.

Following the 7-0 rout of League Two's Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup on Friday, Tottenham will face Chelsea in a Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

"Of course it is going to be fantastic, but the most important thing that I accept that challenge when Daniel Levy called me to offer a contract here".

"I can see in the future Tottenham winning trophies, I don't know with us or without, in one year or in five years, but all the basis and foundation is for one day to start to win".

"We are in advance, no?"

Pochettino is now in charge of a north London club that is set to move into a new home and struggling to compete with their rivals in the transfer market, and he can see parallels, having himself secured three successive top-three finishes while receiving criticism for a lack of silverware.

Pochettino believes his players need to adopt a strong mental toughness to add to their fluent passing football.

"But I don't know because I need to ask him one day if I have the possibility if he is so happy in the way that he finished".

"We have the opportunity now against Chelsea and in the next few months to show we're capable of being more competitive than we were".

They are in third place in the league, six points behind leaders Liverpool, and host Manchester United on Sunday.

"We were nice kids playing football, now we are more mature, more competitive", he said. It is a game we need to win. I know like you there are a lot of rumours.

"I think he's very good at that and as players we want to play every game anyway, we want to be in every competition so all we can do is make sure we recover properly after games, mentally and physically, make sure you prepare for every game and be ready to play".

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