Tottenham captain Lloris: Pochettino doubts won't hurt Champions League prep

  • Tottenham captain Lloris: Pochettino doubts won't hurt Champions League prep

Tottenham captain Lloris: Pochettino doubts won't hurt Champions League prep

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has reiterated the squad are only thinking about the Champions League final with Liverpool on June 1, not the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

He admitted he would need "to think about maybe doing something different" if Spurs won the Champions League given the circumstances they have faced and later in the week added "I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan" but Lloris refused to be drawn on what will happen.

Some might say that Tottenham's name is destined to be written on the trophy and Pochettino thinks that his team can make history.

Pochettino, one year in to a five-year contract, spoke of his pride at keeping Tottenham moving forward while the club balanced the huge project of building the 62,000-seater stadium they finally moved into last month.

"I understand what the gaffer means".

The England worldwide was brought off at half-time during the final Premier League game of the season, but Pochettino says it was just a precaution.

It has been quite the journey and the way Pochettino has manned the Tottenham ship through choppy waters was not lost on the club captain.

While the first five-year plan at Spurs could yet end in glory, Pochettino wants to know how ambitious the club are, whether it can write the "the most unbelievable history".

"It's very good news for us to have four clubs fighting for the Champions League and the Europa League".

"If you want to expect the same from Liverpool, from Manchester City or Manchester United and Chelsea, and you put the same expectation on Tottenham, and the people expect the same, of course, give me different tools to work". On 1/6/19 we play [in the] Champions League [final]. "I am the most stupid person to work".

Asked if he was considering leaving, Pochettino's answer was certainly open to interpretation.

"Of course I love to work, I love Tottenham, I love to be here every day, I enjoy it a lot, I am so grateful but after five years, I think our effort was massive".

"I've been with him for five years and I've seen many things and we've lived through different situations and tried to deal with them".

"And I think of course we are all excited now and it's hard to see the future but the future arrive quick".

"You need to be focused on yourself to develop and improve".