Mauricio Pochettino admits he is unconcerned by his poor record against Jurgen Klopp as Tottenham prepare to face Liverpool in the Champions League final on June 1.
Spurs will meet their Premier League rivals for European football’s biggest prize in Madrid next week, looking to be crowned champions of Europe for the first time in their history.
Pochettino has only won once in nine games against Klopp’s sides, however, the Argentine coach is not concerned by previous fixtures and says the final will be a ‘completely different game’.
“It is going to be a completely different game,” Pochettino told a pre-match press conference.
“We cannot prepare for the Champions League final looking back at months ago. It’s a situation in a competition where we’ve never faced each other before.
“We’ve prepared ourselves to be ready. We know each other very well but we haven’t prepared thinking about the games at Wembley or Anfield. That would be a massive mistake in these different circumstances.
“This isn’t going to be Pochettino vs Klopp, or a tactical battle, it will be about the emotion.”
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