Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs need more time, with me or another

Mauricio Pochettino: Spurs need more time, with me or another

Mauricio Pochettino has urged for patience and calm following Tottenham Hotspur‘s 2-1 loss in their FA cup semi-final with Manchester United, while also suggesting his position at the club isn’t nailed on in the future. 

Tottenham took an early lead through Dele Alli but goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera ensured the Reds would reach the final of the FA Cup for a joint-record 20th time.

Spurs have now lost eight FA Cup semi-finals in a row – the last time they won a semi-final was in 1991 at the expense of local rivals Arsenal.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was quizzed by the media after the game, with the Argentine forced to ponder another season without anything to show for it despite the club’s obvious improvement in recent seasons with limited financial outlay.

The former Southampton manager said, via football.london: “The most difficult thing in football is to be realistic. Tottenham is a completely different club to others and in the past four years we have been in a process.

“The challenge was to be competitive and then reduce the gap to the top four. In the last few years we were competitive, winning a trophy is not easy.

“To create that winning mentality, Tottenham need more time, with me or another, to keep developing that philosophy. “

Pochettino’s allusion to a Tottenham without him at the helm came unprompted, and has been decoded in numerous ways, and may be interpreted as the Argentine signalling to Daniel Levy to back him financially in the summer.

How Twitter reacted to Pochettino’s comments

This is how Twitter reacted to Tottenham missing out on another opportunity for silverware, with the majority of Spurs fans pretty cut up by another last-minute omission from the FA Cup.

Much of Twitter consisted of fans of other clubs tearing into Spurs, however.

Despite the disappointments, The Lillywhites now turn their attention back to the race for the top four and Champions League qualification for next season.

They next host Watford on Monday Night Football in a weeks’ time.

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