Pochettino makes big admission about Spurs’ trophy drought

Oli Fisher

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Spurs must win a trophy in order for his development to be complete.

Pochettino was appointed Tottenham manager in summer 2014, and has overseen the most promising period in the club’s modern history.

They have finished fifth, third, second and third in his four full Premier League seasons in charge, while reaching the final of the League Cup in 2015, and the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 2017 and 2018.

Tottenham are still without silverware since 2008 however, and Pochettino knows that ending that drought “is the last step” for the club.

“If we are not capable of winning this type of game we cannot win the title,” Pochettino said of the 1-0 victory against West Ham.

“We need more. I think we are so competitive over the last four-and-a-half-years, but to win a title is the last step, to push the team and the club.

“I think it’s so important the Champions League game against Eindhoven if we want to be alive in the competition. It’s a must-win game.

“If we want to grow, if we want to be competitive, if we want one day to be close to winning, to coping with the pressure in football, when you play for a win you need to learn how to manage that pressure.

“Four-and-a-half-years ago when they offered me the Tottenham job the idea was to build a team for the Champions League in the moment we arrive in the new stadium.

“This is our third Champions League in a row, one at White Hart Lane, three times at Wembley. We are ahead of the project. We are miles ahead.”


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