Pochettino: Spurs players should sign for the club, not for me

Mauricio Pochettino has said that he wants his Tottenham Hotspur players to feel loyal towards the club, not just to him.

Spurs have tied down a number of top players to new contracts in recent months, with influential playmaker Dele Alli being the latest.

Speaking after signing his new six-year deal, Alli said that one of the big reasons for him committing his future to the club was the influence of the Argentine manager.

However, Pochettino has said that while its good to hear that he is having a positive effect, he wants his players to be committed to the club too as well as wanting to create history.

“They have confidence in me, yes of course. But it is not that they attached to me only,” Pochettino told a press conference.

“It is about the club, it is about many things.

“I want to hear them say I want to play for Tottenham, to make history, to touch glory with this badge.

“For me I feel proud the players care about you, but I repeat the responsibility is wanting to play for the glory of the club.”

Pochettino has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent days and used a bizarre analogy to describe his feelings about Los Blancos interest.

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