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Name Mauricio Pochettino
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  Tottenham Hotspur

2009 09 24 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino Dedicates Espanyol Win To Daniel Jarque’s Daughter. Ben Sahar and Ivan Alonso scored to secure Espanyol’s first ever win in their new stadium in Cornella-El Prat, and Pochettino paid homage to Jarque and his family] It was the best possible tribute. We are very happy, very happy indeed, to dedicate this win to her mother and the family. For us this is an even more special day

Will is one of the main characteristics that cannot be stopped. The squad is showing that they have an unbreakable spirit. We knew that this was going to be a difficult game and this result is well deserved. The win has an added value to us because we turned the game around by believing in our play and by trying to play well

2015 11 08 Retrieve

[Mesut Ozil makes history in Tottenham draw by becoming first player to assist in six consecutive Premier League games] I think that we played very well. At 1-0 up was the moment that we had the chance to score again. I need to congratulate the players because today we showed great character. You need character and clear ideas. It was an unbelievable effort by the players.

2016 02 13 Retrieve

[on Jose Mourinho] I have a great admiration and respect for him as a football manager and as a person and […] I think he’s one of the best managers in football history. His record speaks for itself

2016 03 21 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] It’s fantastic the way Harry works, his character and personality. He deserves all the praise and I am very pleased for him

2016 03 22 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] Harry is one of the best. I’ve told you before. He’s one of the best strikers of a ball [. . .] It’s maybe difficult to say he’s the best, but he’s one of the best

2016 12 24 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino tells Sky Sports of his desire to lead the North London outfit to the English Premier League title] It is our dream to win the Premier League. It is our premier competition. For us, it is our first step. I am very happy here - me and my staff as well as my family. I think we find that we are in a very good place to ensure we can work hard. It is a big club with lots of supporters and it is a fantastic club to achieve big things with. We finished third in the league last season. It was a tough summer because the way that we finished the season was bad. We showed some weakness at the end of the season that we need to try and work out, which is always important. When you compete with a big side, it is always difficult, but it shows we are a better team than last season. We have had some problems in the last months after Man City. There were more things that maybe made it difficult for us to compete at our best and I think now we are in a good position to try to achieve good results. We need to work hard because teams like Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, they have all improved. It is true that the Premier League is tougher than last season because all the big teams are improving their squads, but we are confident in ours

2016 11 26 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino tells the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo will play in the English Premier League rather than La Liga] These types of players do not come around every day or every year. Real Madrid and Barcelona already have Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and no one will take them away. But with the economic power now that some English clubs have, the next superstar will play in England

2017 01 21 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino speaks about his success in north London as a coach in comparison to his playing career] I wasn’t a crack. My wife always points out to me just what I’ve achieved here in only four years. In such a short time here, they have a certain affection for me, even though I’m from abroad, and the people that love me see it as a larger recognition than what I have received in Argentina, in Spain, or in places where I have been for much longer

2017 04 15 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino tells about his coaching relationship with young star Dele Alli] It is like when you have a son. You love him, but sometimes you have to be tough. If he is not the best young player in Europe, he is one of the best

2017 04 21 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino’s suggestion that Chelsea’s gilded recent history and current league leadership make them heavy favourites for the game as an excuse]</b> They are top of the league and then there is the experienced players and the manager that they have. We are talking about a team that, in the last five years, has won European competitions, World Cups, and a manager who won the title in Italy. They’re more experienced

2017 04 21b Retrieve

[Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest] Ugo was a lovely man and we had a very good relationship. It’s a huge loss personally and for all the Tottenham family

2017 04 22 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino praises Chelsea and manager Antonio Conte ahead of the clubs’ FA Cup semi-final meeting at Wembley] If there is one favourite it’s more Chelsea because they are on the top of the table in the Premier League and [with] the experienced players they have, and the manager that they have

2017 04 25 Retrieve

[Tottenham boss Pochettino offers no Alli guarantees amid Madrid and Man City] I cannot guarantee anything in life. The most important thing is to enjoy the present. I am so sad [about the sudden death of Tottenham’s Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu last week]</b> – don’t think about the future. In the future we will take the best decisions for the club. After three years you can see how the team is improving every year and all our decisions so far have been good.

Trust in the club that we will take the best decision for the club to achieve [our goals], improve next season again. That’s the most important thing. We care a lot about the club and now we must focus on the present, try to help the team and the club to be there if Chelsea drop points. And it will be special if in the last season at White Hart Lane we win the Premier League. I want the last three to four weeks to be a big effort from everyone to achieve [something]. Then we can congratulate everyone and try next season.

It’s like many rumours. Kyle, Dele, [Christian] Eriksen, Alli, Lloris, Pochettino - many rumours about many things. I never speak about rumours. It’s important to be honest with the club and try to give our best. After the last game, we can spend the next 24 hours speaking about the future. Now, the club and the fans deserve to focus and try to catch Chelsea. If not, then finish second, third or fourth

[Rose will again miss out against Palace but the left-back has returned to training after suffering a knee injury at Sunderland in January] Next Sunday it will be three months since he got injured. We will see. Today he started to do some things with the group. We will see how he reacts in the next few days. Then we will see. We have been careful with him but we are happy that he is in a good way. We hope he will be available as soon as possible to be selected. We need to check him and he needs to recover the feeling of the competition after three months. That is difficult for a player after three months. Its difficult but the door is not closed and we are flexible.

2017 05 06 Retrieve

[Despite his side’s disappointing setback, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted the title race is not over] It is not over. We have to wait but are thinking that it will be difficult to catch Chelsea. I feel calm. But I’m disappointed, of course, that we missed the opportunity to reduce the gap

2018 06 14 Retrieve

[Davinson Sanchez Mina made 40 appearances for the London-based side in 2017/18 with Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino commending his attitude and his willingness to learn] Because he’s so clever, very humble and he’s very open to learn. He’s a player that when you tell him something his reaction is to be open and be critical with himself. That is a massive skill for a player, when he’s so open to improve

2018 11 01 Retrieve

[Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino lauded Davinson Sanchez] It was a very good performance. I’m very proud because this game was so complicated and another derby, a derby that in the end we won

It’s important to go into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and for a lot of players it was a fantastic opportunity to show their quality.

It was a very competitive game after playing on Monday. We nearly changed all the players and of course it’s important, after only 48 hours, to say [well done] to Davinson Sanchez because his effort on Monday and [Wednesday] was massive. He showed great mentality. He’s a beast.

[Pochettino was happy with several individual performances, including from goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga and Sanchez’s central defensive partner Juan Foyth] Many players [impressed]. Players like Paulo, like Foyth, like Sonny who started to feel the net again, Fernando as well. I’m so happy. I’m so pleased. To win here is always difficult but we showed great character, great personality and the team competed very well

2018 12 18 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino refused to talk about the Manchester United job today but did send his commiserations to Mourinho] I want to send my best wishes to him. I feel so sorry because you know very well, I have a very good relationship with him. He’s a very good friend and it’s sad news what happened today. It’s not my business what happens in another club. Only I want to send my best wishes to José

2019 05 11 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino gives an emotional interview following Tottenham Hotspur’s incredible come-from-behind victory over Ajax that sent them to the Champions League final] Thank you football. Thank you to my players. They are heroes. With this type of emotion, without football it is impossible to live

2017 09 30 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino jokes that his love for striker Harry Kane has made his wife jealous after Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 win at APOEL in the UEFA Champions League] Now my wife is so jealous – and his wife too. No, I think it’s unbelievable. You know, it’s Harry Kane. He has unbelievable skills in front of goal. He has something special. That is why he is one of the best

2018 02 03 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino tells about his most recent television series interest] The last was a series, Game of Thrones. We watched the seven seasons. We were so focused, all the coaching staff, we were so focused. It was football, and then Game of Thrones

2018 02 17 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino reacts to the news of his former player Ryan Mason having to retire at the age of 26 due to suffering a fractured skull in January 2017] Always he is and will be a special player for me because he represent a little bit this change in all the processes when we arrived at Tottenham. Sure he was a very successful player, and sure he will be a very successful person in football, and everything that he is going to do. It is very sad news but it opens up a massive future [for him]. He is 26 but he is an amazing person and has an amazing football brain

2019 01 19 Retrieve

[Pochettino backs Alli to play Messi role for Tottenham in Kane absence] I was watching Barcelona and the striker was Leo Messi. You can play Llorente, you can play Dele Alli, you can play Erik Lamela, you can play Kazaiah Sterling, Troy Parrott. You can play many, many players. Chelsea played against us with Eden Hazard like a striker, when Olivier Giroud was on the bench and Alvaro Morata was out of the squad

[Pochettino indicated that he would rather see an existing member of the Spurs squad fire his team to victory than have to turn to the transfer market for a new player] The objective is to try and create our new star through the academy – that would be the most exciting thing. We did not find Harry Kane or Dele Alli as big stars – the two most important players in the squad were built here in Tottenham. Why not make the effort to add a few more players and help the club step up?

2019 03 05 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino’s side are now in a battle simply to finish in the top four but the manager believes his side can go on and win the Champions League] I think many circumstances are involved where sometimes you can arrive to play a final and maybe are not the best team. The belief, of course, is that we can beat any team, but now I think we need to do a very good job, be professional, be aggressive and try to forget the first leg. In our ambition and our minds, we are always positive. We trust in ourselves and, of course, you can beat any team

2019 04 12 Retrieve

[Dele Alli suffered an injury in that game too, and although Pochettino is more optimistic about that one, it still doesn’t sound ideal] We need to assess him this afternoon and I am not too optimistic. It is very painful. He broke his hand in two parts. Yesterday he saw the specialist. I am more optimistic for him to be available for Manchester City in the second leg

[Looks like Harry Kane is out for the season] He was so upset after the game, it was a difficult moment for him. We feel so disappointed and it was difficult to accept the situation. He is now much better, he has the scan yesterday and he needs to see the specialist next week. He is in a good place because he is a positive guy. It is a little bit sad but he is looking forward to recovering as soon as possible.

[He was then asked if Kane could return this season] We’ll see, there is five weeks, it is going to be difficult. Next week we are going to see with the specialist. We are going to do everything to recover him as soon as possible but there is only five weeks of the season to recover

2019 04 18 Retrieve

[Pochettino: Espanyol survival still my greatest joy as coach] My greatest joy as a coach was in Almeria when we were saved [from relegation] because of what it meant to the whole Espanyol family

[Fernando Llorente’s 73rd-minute goal against City proved decisive, the effort standing despite a VAR review for a possible handball. Even later drama was to come, Raheem Sterling denied a stoppage-time goal – initially given – due to an offside] When he scored, I looked like The Incredible Hulk. I took off my jacket, I threw my sweater down [onto the ground] … I sat down and then that’s when they said that the VAR had disallowed it for offside. At that moment, I revived. The injection of energy was incredible

2019 05 07 Retrieve

[Vertonghen will continue to be monitored before the match and will wear a protective face mask if he is selected] He [Vertonghen] didn’t suffer nothing wrong, no more than cutting his nose. It wasn’t a big issue. If tomorrow he is fit and he has the possibility to play it is not a problem. I think maybe he doesn’t need the mask. It wasn’t a big issue.

2019 07 27 Retrieve

[When Son Heungmin received a warm welcome from fans in Singapore during Tottenham’s 3-2 pre-season win over Juventus, prompting this analogy from Mauricio Pochettino] We can appreciate and see how the people love Sonny here in Asia. Of course, he’s an icon. I compared him before to David Beckham in popularity. It doesn’t surprise me but it’s good to see how the people love him and how important he is for the people

2019 10 05 Retrieve

[Mauricio Pochettino advocated using his side’s loss to Bayern Munich as motivation to continue pushing forward] This is a moment to stay all together. It doesn’t only happen at Spurs, but all clubs in the world. In the end all that happens is we lost a game. No doubt we stay all together and we find a way to be successful again. I think every single press conference we have talked about my future. I hope we are still talking, in five years more, about my future here

2019 11 03 Retrieve

[Cenk Tosun has described the horrific moment when Andre Gomes’ season c and revealed that the injury left many players close to tears] Son was devastated. The players from Everton came to console him. Of course, in the moment it was a little confusing. No one knows on the pitch when it was an action. The action was very, very bad luck

We all feel so bad for Andre. I want to send my best wishes to him and his family for his recovery. We are going to talk about the VAR, the VAR need to check if it was a bad tackle and not a bad injury. We feel very disappointed with this situation by the VAR

They need to check on the screen and why not. Then, everything changed

[He was exasperated about some of the VAR decisions and stressed there was no malice in Son’s actions]

It was clear that never the intention of Son is to create the problem that happens. It was unbelievable he received a red card. I think we had the game under control. The problem is playing with one less, against the referee. We conceded a goal playing with one less. I never complain about the VAR, but please let us use it in the best way. It changes the spirit of football. It is creating a big, big mess.

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Pochettino had previously insisted that the deal was instigated by Kieran Trippier] The only conversation when he arrived after the summer was when he came to see me, he asked me for a meeting, and said: ‘Gaffer, I think I have a good possibility and for different reasons I would like to accept the offer from Atlético Madrid’.

He didn’t ask me nothing. He only communicated whether the club were going to accept the offer. Nothing more. It wasn’t a conversation – Do you want me? Or don’t you want me?