Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino remained tight-lipped in regards to his future in the aftermath of his sides 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid last night.
Despite seeing his side have the lions share of possession and create more chances, Pochettino’s men slipped to defeat in the Wanda Metropolitano courtesy of goals in each half from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi.
However, few will dispute that even making the final was a massive achievement for the North London club considering they operate on a much smaller budget than other top six clubs and haven’t signed a player in the last 18 months.
Pochettino has been heavily linked with managerial positions at some of Europe’s biggest clubs in recent times, and the Argentine coach insisted that he intends to let the dust settle on last nights defeat before discussing his future with the Spurs hierarchy.
‘It’s too early to talk a lot now, so early,’ Pochettino told a post-match press conference.
‘We need to assimilate that defeat.
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👏 Mauricio Pochettino. pic.twitter.com/Z4aRJ07EBI
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‘For sure we are going to have time to talk in the future. The future can be tomorrow, after tomorrow.
‘It is not a moment to talk too much. You can interpret things in different ways.
‘People want to compare me with different managers but they don’t know that we are in a different project in a different position and different place. But the people want to be more clever and they want to give an opinion without an argument.
‘In five years at Tottenham, the project was so clear, our ambition was amazing, and the commitment from the players was amazing – the club played their first Champions League final.
‘Now is the time to stay calm, change the mood, for sure we are going to have time to talk.’
🗣️ "It's so painful."
Mauricio Pochettino shows his class in a tough moment 😢 pic.twitter.com/r2lV3rUwuD
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