Mauricio Pochettino believes the club is a victim of its own success following top-four finishes in recent seasons.
The lack of a trophy under the Argentinian has frustrated some, but Poch believes we are ahead of schedule:
“We are the victims of our own success because we are ahead in our project. It’s not easy to accept being close [to a trophy] and being disappointed. The easy thing is give up and say we need to change everything. No. We need to keep going. You have to keep dreaming”
It’s clear that the manager sees this as a long-term project which will take many years to complete. Fans on Twitter echoed the boss’s sentiments for the most part:
@halkin_emet this is bang on
— Joel Nunes-Vaz (@joelnunesvaz) April 30, 2018
Couldn’t have said it better myself
— Emet Halkin (@halkin_emet) April 30, 2018
Perhaps when Poch came to Spurs neither he or Levy realised at the time the quality of players we had. I suppose who really knew that Kane would become what he is today. Doesn’t mean we should let the quality we have now pass us by just because it “happened too soon”.
— Harry Philip (@harryphilip21) April 30, 2018
“If you don’t win anything, you have had a bad season.” – I’ll leave it right here. Our demands has always been high. Personally I don’t think you can blame the fans of being demanding and always not satisfied. The demands has been set by the club it self. #sirbill
— Vangen (@Vangen10) April 30, 2018
“It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.” Bill Nicholson
— Honza G (@gety1882) April 30, 2018
Completely agree. But the club has created its own problems with next years ticket pricing. Outrageous decision and will result if a lot more pressure.
— Grant Blackwell (@GrantJBackwell) April 30, 2018
‘SUCCESS’ remind me what that means as I thought you could only judge success on being winners!
— steveCOYS (@harwood_steve) April 30, 2018
It's well known we have a certain wage structure which is a maximum of 100k a week. Ok you got bonuses but an e.g. Hernandez at West ham gets 140k and your mad if he doesn't get bonuses too. 100k is a lot to us but when players like rose see walker on 150k a week he's guna go
— King Poch ? (@Poch_Godfather) April 30, 2018
— Graham Bickerton (@GBickerton77) April 30, 2018
— DARREN IRWIN (@wagginthedog) April 30, 2018
Comparing where we were under AVB and Sherwood, and where we are now is like night and day. Poch has done a fantastic job over the last four years with the second best win percentage in the club’s history.
It’s understandable to feel a bit deflated after another season of near misses, but with so many bright, young talented players in the squad with a great coach to guide them, the sky is really the limit. Let’s hope we can push on next season at the new stadium.