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Pochettino: I'd have probably left Spurs if we'd won the CL

19 Jul 2019, 21:14 ( 1 Month ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Tottenham Hotspurs coach Mauricio Pochettino.File Photo Xinhua.

Tottenham Hotspurs coach Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he would probably have left the club if they had beaten Liverpool in last season's Champions League final.
   
Speaking to the press from the club's tour in Singapore, Pochettino admitted that if his side had won in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in June rather than lose 2-0 to Liverpool, he would have felt he could have taken the London based outfit as far as he could.
   
"Maybe if it was a different result after the final you can think, 'OK, maybe this is a moment to step out of the club, leave the club and give them the possibility of a really new chapter with a new coaching staff."
   
"But after the final I felt this was not great to finish like this. I'm not a person that avoids facing problems or a difficult situation," said the Spurs coach.
   
"I love a massive challenge, a difficult challenge and of course now to rebuild that mentality to make it possible to repeat a similar season, that is exciting and motivates me a lot," insisted Pochettino.
   
The coach also praised the club's Danish international Christian Eriksen, who has been linked to a move away, but who nevertheless insisted on joining the pre-season tour.
   
"He had a small, minor surgery after the final... We gave him the option to stay in London but he wanted to come because the medical staff decided that he was available to play maybe and that is why he's here. It was his decision with the club and medical staff," commented Pochettino.