Pochettino needed a trophy for Spurs this year as top-four battle gets tighter | Paul Wilson

By | 30th January 2019

The Tottenham manager has his reasons for disdaining cups but winning silverware is a habit his team need to develop – no one takes photos of a fourth-placed finish

Perhaps the kindest thing to say about Mauricio Pochettino’s honesty in excusing Tottenham’s removal from two cups in four days is that he cannot be accused of self-interest or personal promotion.

If it is true, and it seems widely accepted, that the Spurs manager’s name is on some very short lists for consideration at some of the most select clubs around Europe, there will be people at those clubs pointing out that for all his personable promise Pochettino has won precisely nothing yet, and furthermore his team have regained a reputation for choking when the important tests come along.

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