Munich, maybe Juventus or Porto in Portugal . With a big team, you are already very close to winning.
“Success, for me, is to achieve the top four like last season. It was a big success for Tottenham and maybe means more than winning one title with Barcelona.
“I dream of lifting trophies, but the way I did with Espanyol [as a player]. Two Copa del Reys – with Espanol! That is why I always admire Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid. It is so difficult to win with Atletico Madrid . He deserves full credit, more maybe than others.
“Of course, as a manager and as a player, you love to lift trophies. We will arrive, we are ambitious. But for me success is not only lifting a trophy. How is very important, how you arrive to lift trophies.
Juniors or River Plate, it’s normal to win – not playing for Newell’s Old Boys. And I like that challenge with the team that are not spending the money, and you challenge with them. That is what I like the most, more than lifting trophies.”
Newell’s Old Boys. And I like that challenge with the team that are not spending the money, and you challenge with them. That is what I like the most, more than lifting trophies.”
That will be music to the supporters’ ears, and there may yet come a time when Pochettino has money to spend at Tottenham too. The new 61,000-seater stadium will eventually deliver increased match revenue and help to keep Spurs among the elite.
The aim has been for the project to be completed in the summer of 2018, but the club will only decide next week whether to go ahead with their plans to demolish White Hart Lane at the end of the current campaign and spend a season at Wembley.
Meanwhile, on the playing side, Pochettino’s outfit are ahead of schedule in their development, and are almost waiting for the infrastructure to catch up and help them deliver their ambitions.
same pace as the club and the facilities,” said the Argentinian. “The idea was always to arrive at the new stadium with a team that can fight and be consistent in the top four. That was the challenge.
we are involved in fighting. If we can achieve in the end maybe the Premier League or the FA Cup, or be the top four again, I think it’s a massive achievement for the team.