In a surprise statement from the man of the hour, Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that his Spurs side are still ‘so fragile’.
It has been a wonderful campaign for Tottenham Hotspur, who are managing to go under the radar somewhat thanks to the excellent battle that is brewing ahead of them in the table between Liverpool and Man City.
However, despite many people thinking that it is a two horse race for the Premier League title, Spurs still sit in third, just six points behind the league leaders.
They comfortably despatched of North London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup with an excellent performance, albeit against a weakened Gunners side, but speaking ahead of this weekends game against Everton, Pochettino has described his side’s self-belief as ‘fragile’:
“At the moment we are playing well, but the moment we lose games it’s going to turn quick. I know that very well. This is normal,” Pochettino said in his press conference.
“I try to understand everything. In this football club if some bad results arrive it’s going to turn again. All the positives will be reversed and become negatives.
“We are happy, but not so happy. I think there’s still massive work to do. But when I say ‘worst feeling’ I don’t speak about inside of the club. I talk about the perception outside.
“We are still fragile, not solid enough as a club to support some good and some bad because the perception of the people can affect the club.
“I think we are changing a lot and we are going to change, if we have time, to do that. But our self-belief is still so fragile.”
Pochettino has of course been the talk of the world media in recent days, with Jose Mourinho’s sacking from Manchester United ramping up speculation of a summer move to Old Trafford.
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