Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Pochettino on Wenger, the midfielder who could debut

Pochettino

A round up of news stories this morning about Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he wants to mirror the success of Arsene Wenger.

Wenger has overseen a long spell in charge of Tottenham’s local rivals Arsenal while Spurs have changed their boss frequently.

“We have a good relationship. I have full respect for him; he is a great manager. An 18-year stay in charge is not easy and it's a big gap compared with me at Tottenham. Tottenham for me is a big job. It's a dream to be here and would be to have the time Arsene has had at Arsenal,” said the manager.

Pochettino is relishing facing Wenger in the North London derby against Arsenal.

It will be the first the Argentine has experienced since being named head coach at White Hart Lane.

“It is also important to write the history, starting now. I know it is a very important derby. It is very important for us and our supporters. You need to be aggressive, you need to be focused and you need to show all that you have inside,” said the boss.

The boss could decide to bring midfielder Ryan Mason into the squad ahead of the game.

Mason impressed during the League Cup win against Nottingham Forest earlier this week.

“Ryan was very good in the beginning of pre-season. Last season was difficult for him because he had injuries. But he is a great talent from the academy and we need to be careful with him. He showed his talent and I am happy for him as he deserved this performance,” Pochettino is quoted by talkSPORT.

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