& # 39; With our new stadium we have to be contenders & # 39 ;: Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham likes to be in the Champions League quarterfinals but has big plans for the future
- Mauricio Pochettino insists that Tottenham likes to be in the quarterfinals
- Are they traveling to Manchester City for the second leg with an advantage of one goal
- He said: & # 39; We are here now because we like to compete and we love to win & # 39;
- Pochettino also revealed that his dream would be to win a title with Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed himself so much that when the Tottenham press officer tried to stop Tuesday's press conference, the manager stopped him.
"No, I'm comfortable. It's not that often that you play the quarterfinals – please let me enjoy it," he smiled. Tottenham treats this run to the final eight of the Champions League as a free hit, but Pochettino revealed that the attitude will change drastically next season.
He claimed that from August, when the new £ 1 billion stadium starts its first full campaign, Spurs can expect to win trophies and challenge them for the greatest honor at home and abroad.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is determined to just enjoy being in the quarterfinals
& # 39; After this season a chapter will be closed and we will start a new chapter and we have to translate to our fans what to do & # 39 ;, said Pochettino.
& # 39; With our new stadium we have to be contenders for the Champions League and the Premier League because we have the tools to be there.
& # 39; It becomes difficult to find a way to be at the same level (such as Real Madrid and Barcelona). There is a lot of work at the level that we want in the future. If you expect to win the competition, you may have to sign players or have a different budget.
She separated the Son Heung-Min goal last week and Manchester City rode to the second stage
& # 39; We are here now because we like to compete and we love to win. Of course, if you compare us to another team, we have been in a different financial position for the past four or five years or have a different strategy or plan.
We We achieve a lot that if you go back, no one would believe. For me, a title with Tottenham is a huge dream. & # 39;
Tottenham is in Manchester and has a one-goal lead on last week's first leg. They have to keep that without the injured Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Eric Dier. The hand damage of Dele Alli will be assessed.
Pochettino said that with their new stadium, Spurs should be contenders for the Champions League
Hugo Lloris, wary of the attacking threat that an injured city has at their disposal, told his teams to use & # 39; their brains & # 39; while they are looking for goals.
& # 39; We should try to enjoy this moment & # 39 ;, said Lloris. & # 39; We are all excited and ready to fight tomorrow to try to make history. We all want to play this type of game. It is important to have fresh spirits and body and to leave the field without regret.
& # 39; It's about the mentality, the mind. We are ready to suffer. We will suffer tomorrow. But we can also make the game difficult. The point is that at this stage you enjoy being ready to compete.
Hugo Lloris repeated the thoughts of his manager and said: & # 39; We should try to enjoy this moment & # 39;
& # 39; Our project is fairly clear. We improve every season. We are in a good position and it is a huge opportunity for the club. Whatever happens tomorrow, we can be proud of everything. & # 39;
The pressure had not really affected Spurs in this match until Pochettino & former Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Ronaldinho predicted that they would have the option of lifting the Madrid trophy.
& # 39; Wow, & # 39; said Pochettino. & # 39; He knows a lot about football and I will respect him. Why not? Anything can happen in football. Just like in life, you have to believe and have faith in yourself and your quality.
The broken hand of Dele Alli (L) is assessed before the collision of Wednesday's second leg
Lucas Moura introduced himself during the Tottenham training session on Tuesday afternoon
& # 39; It's good that people like Ronaldinho think you have the quality to win. That increases our faith. I learn a lot from him, laugh, smile, dance. Football is a sport, if you want to play well, you have to be happy and laugh. & # 39;
There are fewer smiles around ole enemy Pep Guardiola, but Tottenham's boss refuted suggestions that these games have added spice given the pair's rivalry.
& # 39; It is not a motivation or greater challenge, & # 39; he said. & # 39; The challenge is that Guardiola is perhaps the best manager in the world. What he did in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City is incredible. He shows his quality. It is not easy for us. Our successes have been different with different pressures. & # 39;