Twitter reacts to Mauricio Pochettino’s Arsenal remarks
Mauricio Pochettino is one of Tottenham’s best managers in the Premier League era. The Argentine took a promising set of players and built a Spurs team that consistently qualified for the UEFA Champions League.
Given the quality of the Premier League and his team’s lack of significant investment, it is a remarkable achievement.
Speaking on ‘in the Pink’ Podcast (Sky Sports), Pochettino touched upon his Tottenham side finishing above Arsenal being part of his legacy at the club. The comment has split opinion between fans while also garnering ridicule from opposition fans.
A number of Spurs fans felt it was a low bar for the former boss to set given the lack of trophies. A large section, however, acknowledged the achievement of finishing above their fierce rivals for the first time in over 20 years.
Tottenham finished above Arsenal thrice in Pochettino’s last five full seasons in charge, the first being in 2017. The last time the club managed to do this was back in 1995.
The Argentine also led the club to our first ever UEFA Champions League final where we fell agonizingly short to Liverpool.
Spurs may not have won any trophies under Pochettino, but what he has done is make Tottenham relevant in English and European football again. The relevance of that achievement should not be downplayed considering the years Spurs spent in the mid-table.
A number of Tottenham fans took to Twitter to express their support to the manager. We take a look at some of the Tweets below.
Twitter reacts to Mauricio Pochettino’s comments
No manager on this planet could of achieved what poch done.. with very limited budget and a very poor wage structure… short memories.
— jason lawrence (@jasonlawrence69) February 12, 2020
If you a Tottenham fan & you don’t like Pochettino your a FOOL. The only reason Jose came to spurs is because poch put us up a level on no money and continued too in a 18 month period at Wembley.
No poch = no Jose (who all poch haters love)
— nameless (@yiddooooo) February 12, 2020
— ohm (@0h_m0) February 13, 2020
@MauricioPoch WHAT A GUY! Thank you for creating such beautiful memories for me and my family during your time as Manager of Spurs ♥️♥️ Would love to see you back with us one day. COYS
— Jason Millar (@JasonMi24346240) February 12, 2020
Poch’s tenure made me happy. That’s all I ask of Spurs after so many years supporting them!
— Bv1dge (@Bv1dge) February 11, 2020
Elevated our club to dizzy heights! What a man. Always you’ll belong to us 💙💙💙
— COYS@BHP (@hthfc4) February 11, 2020
Tell that to pre Poch spurs fans. If you’d have told me before we appointment Poch that our next manager would turn us into CL regulars and smash Arsenal’s north London domination I’d have ripped your arm off. It’s been superb finishing above them year after year – no?
— Nelly Evans (@NellyEvans79) February 12, 2020
The SPUR.. the catalyst for change! The club are back amongst the big boys now – both on and off the pitch. Great memories and we thank you Gaffer .. Mauricio Pochettino
— Mr Mourinho 😈🇵🇹 (@TheMacBoy_) February 12, 2020
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You guys forget too soon ….spurs used to finish below Europa league position before.
— Victor nelson (@Vikttor8) February 12, 2020
Most people here forget how it was before Poch – didn’t finish above arsenal in 20 something years, perennial Europa or worse finishers and no where near title or trophy contenders. People have short memories. Show respect.
— Justin Dhoray (@drdoooray) February 12, 2020