Mauricio Pochettino explains reason why he signed Tottenham deal
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino has explained the reasons behind deciding to stay with Spurs, despite the club's difficult summer in the transfer window. Tottenham failed to sign any new players.
According to reports, Barcelona were in the race to sign Pochettino, but instead the Argentine opted to sign a five year deal with Spurs.
“Given everything, for me, it will be the toughest season and if we want success we have to give more than our best,” Pochettino said (via the London Evening Standard).
“100 percent is not enough – it’s 200 percent. We know from inside that the season will be hard and because we are warriors we want to fight.
“We want to be proud at the end, we want success and we do not want to complain or make excuses. I am a winner and I love the challenge, so I feel full of energy. We want to go again. The club, the fans, and the team need our full energy more than before.
“I am very grateful to the club, the fans and to Daniel Levy. When you are in a difficult situation, this is the moment when you need to show that you are there. It is easy when everything is good to be there, but when the winter is coming it’s easy to run away.
“I want to be on the frontline fighting and trying to win with all the circumstances that, today, are at the club. I feel the responsibility to them and that is why I am here.
“I am happy and I think Tottenham gave us – my family, Jesus [Perez, my assistant], everyone – a lot of things that always we will be grateful for and it was a moment to say, ‘We are going to be with you all, fighting in the circumstances’.”