Update! ‘Tottenham Can Challenge Man City For Premier League Title’ – Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title subsequent season, regardless of not with the ability to compete financially with the brand new champions.
Pep Guardiola’s squad had been topped on Sunday with out kicking a ball, as nearest rivals Manchester United suffered a shock 1-Zero house loss to backside membership West Brom.
Metropolis had been rewarded after spending massive following a trophyless first season beneath the Spaniard, together with signing full-back Kyle Walker from Tottenham in a deal reportedly price as much as £50 million.
Pochettino acknowledges Spurs can not flex their monetary muscle groups in the identical means as Metropolis or United, but he believes a “courageous” strategy – together with a willingness to work tougher than the opposite high groups in England – is sufficient to make them severe contenders.
And, whereas his aspect nonetheless have some work to do that season to safe a top-four end, the Argentine coach is already pondering forward to how they’ll shut the hole within the 2018-19 marketing campaign.
“It isn’t inconceivable to beat them – we have to begin the season higher – however after all it’s troublesome,” Pochettino informed the media.
“It’s not all about cash in soccer but it surely helps. It helps quite a bit. It’s like happiness. It’s not that if you happen to’re a billionaire you’re going to be glad, however certain that helps quite a bit. In soccer it’s the identical.
“You possibly can work unbelievably, you possibly can have these concepts on soccer as a coach. However you then want the principal actors to ship this concept and naturally if in case you have higher gamers, you will have higher high quality.
“If you need an even bigger home it’s good to pay what the market says. If you need 5 rooms, it’s good to have the cash to pay for 5 rooms. If you need two or one, you want much less cash, however then the standard is totally completely different. In soccer it’s the identical.
“Or you will have a spontaneous era like at Barcelona with Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, [Gerard] Pique, [Cesc] Fabregas, [Carles] Puyol. Or like ’92 era at Manchester United. That isn’t about cash – that may be a spontaneous era that makes your staff unbelievable.