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According to a report from ESPN, Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that it will not be impossible for Tottenham to beat Manchester City to win the coveted Premier League title next season.

This campaign has not been a poor one for us by any measure. In fact, it has been a good one for us since we are primed to finish as the best team in London. Chelsea are behind us and so are Arsenal, meaning we are likely to finish in a Champions League spot as well.

However, there has been a lot of talks regarding us having not won major trophies yet. Besides the Premier League, we have also failed to make an impact in European and domestic competitions. We have a chance to win the FA Cup but more often than not, Spurs go up to the top but fail to progress further.

Regardless, one must also bear in mind that it is a long-term process and successes are not scripted overnight. Also, given City’s incredible form this season, it is difficult to picture any other team walking away with the title. Pochettino expressed his admiration for City and then spoke a little about Pep Guardiola.

Our gaffer rued that the Cityzens have had an enormous financial backing for a long time now and like it or not, that did play a major role in their success this season.

About Guardiola’s time with Barcelona, Pochettino was of the opinion that the Spaniard had inherited a squad filled with a generation of talents like Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, which again played a role in their successes.

That said, our gaffer seems to think that the tables will turn in the next campaign.

“It is not impossible to beat them [to the title] — we need to start the season better — but of course it is difficult,” said Pochettino.

“In reality, you put Tottenham on the same level as the top four or top six because the last few years we have been there. But many years ago it was sixth, seventh or eighth [in the league]. And the day we signed here the challenge was to reduce the gap. Now we are there, but for the most important is we are there with a completely different way and tools to Manchester City or Manchester United.”

Pochettino also threw light on the fact that Spurs did not begin the season on the right note when compared to other clubs.

“It is important to talk about context. Last season we had many problems, not only these problems but with the Wembley hoodoo. Now we are fourth, seven point gap [to fifth-placed Chelsea]. Before the start of the season everyone would have signed [up for] that. We deserve credit.”

He also added that mere hard work is not enough in the fast-paced world of the Premier League.

“We can work 24 hours [a day] but then it is about having the capacity to sign some players that can add more quality to help you increase your level,” Pochettino said.

Well, we may not have the financial backing of Manchester City but in Pochettino, we have a true visionary who has played a major role in getting us to this point. We are doing it right and if we continue this way, I feel that we will lay our hands on silverware sooner than later.

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“What a player he was”, “Great goal” – Some Spurs fans go down memory lane about former superstar’s incredible goal



Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle was in the news recently as he ripped Tottenham’s defence to shreds post our defeat at San Siro.

The former player and manager wasn’t happy with the lack of commitment from the team and did make sense while criticising some players.

The Tottenham Twitter account posted an old video of Hoddle in his prime. The former player scored a wonderful goal in 1983 as he produced magic against Watford.

The touch, the turn and the finish are unbelievable, to say the least. The 60-year-old now enjoys his time as a pundit but is one of the best English players of his time and this goal more than proves it.

The midfielder won two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup with us during the 80s and it is no wonder some Spurs fans turned the clock back and praised Hoddle.

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Former Tottenham star refutes claims of wanting to leave the club



Former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has refuted claims from Mauricio Pochettino which suggested the player wanted to leave Spurs.

The Daily Mail reports that Pochettino’s book claimed that Walker wanted to leave at the end of the 2016/17 season.

However, the Manchester City man claims the Argentine did not view the defender as part of his plans. Walker was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:

“He told me I wasn’t in his plan.”

The Englishman was further upset about Pochettino revealing these details which he thought was private.

“If he was going to do that he might as well have called a press conference and told everyone. He told one side of the story, but it’s a side of a story I don’t agree with.

“He said he had a witness in there, but he didn’t tell the correct story, no way. Up until now I have never said my part. I have stayed quiet and showed a level of respect to Tottenham and I always will.”

The right-back claimed he got his chances due to the manager but wanted everyone to know what really happened regarding his transfer to City.

Walker did pick up a Premier League title with Pep Guardiola last season but expressed his gratitude as well.

“I was young, needed to improve and he improved me.

“He taught me to look after myself, eat right and rest. I will never forget how much he did.”

The 28-year-old is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League but it was a bit concerning when we sold him and only had Kieran Trippier in the side.

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Tottenham have two quality right-backs in Serge Aurier and Trippier and the Englishman has certainly improved a lot in the last season or so.

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Former Tottenham manager blasts star for performance against Brighton




Tottenham might have come up with all three points against Brighton but former manager Harry Redknapp was not happy with our defending in the final minutes of the game.

Spurs had raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. However, Anthony Knockaert pulled one back for the hosts in the 93rd minute.

The Seagulls star had another chance in the 95th minute but shot straight at Paulo Gazzaniga and Redknapp was quoted by as he had a go at Danny Rose.

The Englishman was responsible for the first goal we conceded and was in attack mode during stoppage time too.

“He [Pochettino] will be bothered by that last minute because it was a nightmare. It’s a poor goal. They’re stretched.

“At this stage of the game you’ve got no need. You’ve got to manage the game not get yourself stretched like that with two minutes to go. Danny Rose shouldn’t be going forward if he’s exhausted. Stay where you are. Keep the clean sheet. Defend first and foremost.”

Erik Lamela

The former manager is right as we suffered a similar fate against Inter Milan a few days earlier. Two late goals from the Italians meant we started our Champions League journey with a loss and we could have dropped more points at the Amex too.

Fortunately, we held on for three points but Pochettino has a lot of work to do before we play like we did last season.

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Spurs are already six points behind league leaders Liverpool and we cannot afford any more mistakes for the remainder of the campaign.

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