Date: 29th October 2018 at 2:30pm
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In the buildup to tonight’s Premier League clash with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has again been speaking with the media.

Football.London have the gaffer saying that this has been his most difficult in management so far, and also tellingly that the club a a whole aren’t focused on lifting silverware as we are dealing with so many other issues.

The natural read across is obviously the new stadium and all the fallout from that, both in terms of the time its taken up but also the financial elements.

“The season so far, it’s strange because my feeling is the worst feeling I’ve had in the five years that I’ve been here. It’s the worst. My feeling, but it’s the best start ever for the club in the Premier League. It’s strange, no? This season, my feeling is the worst. I don’t know, it’s so difficult to explain, because the circumstance, because many things happen, I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season. I don’t know, many things happened in the summer, many things that make myself not in my best mood or best humour. I know I always have a good relationship with you [press], but my feeling is not the best feeling, I had better feelings in previous seasons.”

It’s not just been the stadium and signings, or the lack thereof, our level of performances, Champions League disappointments, injuries, the World Cup hangover – even down to Hugo Lloris and his off-pitch issues.

With plenty of fans already worrying about Poch’s future, his words have simply amplified that thread of thought. At the very least it’s a strong message for those above him even if he’s not preparing to walk with ongoing Real Madrid speculation.

 

13 Replies to “Poch’s Words Seriously Concern These Fans – “Paving The Way””

    • Not sure how you can describe these fans as negative, it’s an educated worry based on his words and the speculation surrounding his future and one the most positive fans are concerned about. Little I can argue with and if you’re a regular reader you’ll know I often point out overreactions and offer a more positive outlook as I’m naturally a glass half full person.

  • Well said there DW…I have read Poch’s interview a number of times, sad eh! anyway I believe Poch was being purposely deflective, ie fans now talk of his words which to a degree takes away the thoughts of the “stadium news” the way the team is playing etc, and any other negatives that are being talked about amongst the fans, basically to take any pressure off, am I right in my thinking and have I explained it or am I completely wrong. COYS

    • Definitely get what you are saying PY, it would also explain the timing in terms of deflecting expectations given it’s Man City we are facing. Not sure I agree, but can easily see your line of thinking.

  • Great manager let down by the chairman.The suits have lost touch with the fans and now Mauricio.
    Who can blame him,he,s been great for us,but the club have not matched his ambition.
    Spurs fans will never forget him,a great man whatever he decides.

  • Mark – this has nothing to do with negative fans on VS.

    This is MP expressing a personal opinion. Yet I don’t think MP is on VS very often…

  • I for one laud MP for finally saying it like it is.

    A lot of fans have been trying to look at things “glass half full” for a long time, but it seems even MP (usually quite an optimistic person) is finally smelling the coffee.

    It’s long overdue for me, and finally we get a bit of honesty percolating through. I personally was getting tired of seeing MP be a “company man” – now he is calling it like it is. It’s refreshing.

    I really hope this serves as a warning for Levy. If our club doesn’t back the most successful manager it’s had in recent times, when are we ever going to back anyone?

  • Thanks for that DW, for me it was just an off the cuff thought.

    BS…it is possible you are right, but then again you could be wrong, its back to the “glass half full” scenario COYS

  • I think this calls for some serious attention, I can feel Spurs lifting a top flight trophy, it’s very close
    Only to have such frustration from the top deciding board (the chairman, the club owner),

    To have such a fine and good manager under such stress in recent times is very odd and indeed a worst feeling, I don’t really blame MP, that has been the board’s behaviour over years now,

    I think there has to be some offloading and some step asides and make way for some good investors

    We can’t afford to lose this manager, Real Madrid is on the lookout and will do anything possible to get him.

  • I think this calls for some serious attention, I can feel Spurs lifting a top flight trophy, it’s very close
    Only to have such frustration from the top deciding board (the chairman, the club owner),

    To have such a fine and good manager under such stress in recent times is very odd and indeed the worst feeling, I don’t really blame MP, that has been the board’s behaviour over years now,

    I think there has to be some offloading and some step asides and make way for some good investors

    We can’t afford to lose this manager, Real Madrid is on the lookout and will do anything possible to get him.

  • PY – “BS…it is possible you are right, but then again you could be wrong, its back to the “glass half full” scenario COYS”

    Right or wrong, nobody can argue with the dismal trophy record in recent years. If that is not the sign of profound structural problems, or at the very least, a flawed approach to winning, despite having a talented team, I don’t know what is.

    Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  • I also think poch has had enough. Levy and his uncle joe with alan sugar etc. need to get themselves into gear, the writings is on the wall…… Poch will walk away from THFC and the “project” in summer TW. A brand new world class stadium is no good if we have reduced quality playing squad, as I can see Ericsson Harry, Dele (even if he has signed a new 5yr contract) leaving as well. Some £300m in sales is not going to be used for transfers, and a new manager… Stadium bank loans will paid back first.

    So as a long time Levy supporter, It’s very concerning that the predictions of stadium costs going up dramatically and overrunning with manager and playing staff quality in question…

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