Pochettino demands Tottenham improvement despite impressive rise

29 October, 2018, 17:04 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2018-19

"When you play against the contenders it's nearly six points", added Guardiola.

"Having said that, I think the biggest concern right now is that Real Madrid want Pochettino".

Tottenham's impressive domestic form is at odds with their Champions League struggles - Hugo Lloris's red card in midweek proving a turning point in the 2-2 draw against PSV Eindhoven, their only point from three games so far.

The heart drops when you arrive home to someone wearing a tool belt, generally in fairly grubby clothes, with hands on hips and head shaking as they say "we've got a problem with [INSERT SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF]" and then the plumber blames the electrician, the electrician blames the plasterer, the plasterer blames the builders and the builders blame Brexit.

"I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season", he said.

"It's odd because it's my worst feeling here in four-and-a-half years", Pochettino, who has taken Tottenham to third, second and third-placed finishes in the last three seasons, told reporters at the club's swish training ground.

Third-place Manchester City visits fifth-place Tottenham on Monday in the Premier League's game of the week to close out Matchday 10. "It's unusual because my feeling is the worst feeling I've had in the five years that I've been here. We had 100 points is because we were focused on all the games".

"I don't know, many things that happened in summer, many things that make myself not in my best mood or humour".

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"I think the Premier League doesn't like it too much but it is what it is".

"For me Hugo is one of the best keepers in the world and he was man of the match against West Ham a few days before".

"When you know the pitch might not be in the best condition you have to be more ready than ever".

The failure to beat the Dutch champions means that, despite seven victories from nine Premier League matches, Pochettino's hopes of emulating last season's run to the last 16 of the Champions League had all but evaporated before the clocks went back.

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has spoken up on reports linking Tottenham Hotspur coach, Mauricio Pochettino to replace manager Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. The Citizens could become the first non-London side to win five consecutive Premier League games in the capital. The reality is what we've done a year ago shows you have to be focused on everyone.

"It was almost 10 years ago and, to be honest, I've improved a lot, I've changed a lot".

Unfortunately, directly in front of Tottenham are City, who are arguably the best team in the country and have been for the past year.

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