Search

Pochettino enjoying the best time of his managerial career at Spurs

14:13 12 February 2016

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mauricio Pochettino says he is enjoying the best time of his managerial career as he prepares to take Tottenham to Manchester City for a title showdown on Sunday.

Spurs’ head coach is thought to have attracted interest from rival clubs, including Manchester United, due to his impact at White Hart Lane.

But, while he remains tight-lipped on such reports – maintaining a policy of never commenting on rumours or speculation – he says he is loving life in north London.

Asked whether he is currently enjoying the best time of his managerial career, Pochettino replied: “Maybe yes. I am honest – maybe yes.”

The Premier League’s top four teams go head to head on Sunday, with leaders Leicester visiting Arsenal before second-placed Spurs take on Man City at the Etihad.

It promises to be a key date in the title race but Pochettino has stressed that nothing will be decided this weekend.

“For me, every game is very important because to arrive at the end in the position where we are now, or to improve our position, you need to win games – but it’s not decisive,” he said.

“It’s important, very important, but it’s not the last game where you need to achieve something or not after the 90 minutes. But we know and they know that we’re in a position where there are 13 games ahead, and after this game it’s 12 and we go into the more important period of the league.”

Meanwhile, Pochettino has revealed that six Tottenham players attended an England team meeting with Roy Hodgson yesterday at the FA’s training base at St George’s Park - Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane.

The Spurs boss has also had his say on ticket pricing in the Premier League after thousands of Liverpool fans staged a successful walkout during their home game against Sunderland on Saturday, protesting against plans to introduce a £77 match ticket and Anfield’s first £1,000 season ticket.

“It’s a good point because we come from Spain - empty stadiums - and our feeling is to keep the full stadiums,” said Pochettino. “I think the supporters are very important and I think Tottenham are very sensible about that.”

Follow me on Twitter @BenPearceSpurs

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Tottenham Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Tottenham Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Tottenham Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Tottenham Sports News

Friday, July 22, 2016
Dominic Ogbechie was given the Outstanding Individual Boy award at last weeks Camden Sport and Physical Activity Celebration night. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Already standing 6ft 1in tall at the tender age of 14, Highgate Harriers’ Dominic Ogbechie clearly has a knack for defying gravity – and the sky is the limit for the prodigious teenager.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Paolo Minoli

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has entered his name into the Middlesex County League’s record books after scoring a century and taking eight wickets in a stunning individual display.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tottenham's Clinton Njie

The old saying about London buses seems apt when it comes to Tottenham’s recruitment drive – you wait ages for one and then two arrive right after each other.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The triumphant Tottenham Under-14 squad

Spurs Ladies’ Under-14s were crowned the best of the best as they returned from the ESF Grand Finale at St George’s Park with the national trophy.

Newsletter Sign Up

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.