Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he still has the ‘support’ of chairman Daniel Levy despite the club’s difficult start to the new season.
Pochettino is under pressure following two humbling defeats within a week, firstly the club were humiliated 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League before being comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Brighton this weekend.
The club have already dropped to 13 points behind league leaders Liverpool, whilst they have not won away from home in the Premier League since January.
Despite the club’s struggles, Pochettino insists he maintains the full support of Levy and that the pair continue to share a ‘very good relationship’.
“We maintain a very good relationship and it is extraordinary to have that support,” Pochettino said at the Aspire Global Summit in Qatar on Monday.
“I have always told him that in addition to my chairman, I consider him a friend.”
Pochettino added that he understands the fan’s frustrations following Spurs’ poor start, but insists his side will continue to work as they bid to turn their fortunes around this season.
“Football is not a drama, it is passion and we cannot separate it from emotions. But neither can we make a sport as fantastic as this one because of the latest result,” he added.
“We must learn from defeats to be able to exceed our limits and that begins by accepting that you don’t always win and that the opponent also works hard and makes merits. You must always react with dignity to the result, regardless of whether it is good or bad.”