Pochettino tells his dream as Tottenham Manager
Sports Gist: Mauricio Pochettino claims he wants to emulate Atletico Madrid
Sports Gist: Pochettino ‘I dream of lifting trophies’
“Here is a massive success,” Pochettino said. “Yes, you can win titles. But with which teams? It is normal to win titles with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, maybe Juventus, Porto in Portugal.
“With a big team, you are already very close to winning. Look at Barcelona with Pep [Guardiola], with Tito Vilanova, with [Frank] Rijkaard, with Luis Enrique. All different managers but with the same group of players and they were successful.
“Success for me is to finish in the top four like last season. It was a big success for Tottenham and means maybe more than winning one title with Barcelona.
“I dream of lifting trophies but the way I did with Espanyol, two Copa del Reys with Espanyol, that is why I admire Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. It is so difficult to win with Atletico Madrid. He deserves more credit maybe than some others.”
“I think the process when we started three years ago, was the club creating new facilities, a new stadium, that was the plan and the team was here too,” Pochettino said.
“But it’s true that the step was massive from the team, while the club is still growing up, but not in the same pace. And now maybe we need to wait a little bit for the club to arrive – to finish the new stadium, to move from Wembley to White Hart Lane again.
“And that moment will be the moment to push and try to win. But, if this season we can win, or next season we can win some titles, it’s welcome.”
“We are, over two seasons, the best or the more consistent,” Pochettino said. “We are showing that we are a team that you can trust. It is another thing to take 100 points and win the Premier League, and then another season to take 40 or 45 points and be fighting in the middle of the table.”
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