Pochettino wants to emulate Wenger - This is how he should start


Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he wants to emulate Arsenal's Arsene Wenger at White Hart Lane - he should start with this record.

If Mauricio Pochettino is serious about trying to emulate Arsene Wenger during his time at Tottenham Hotspur then he should start by creating a similar record to him in the North-London derby.

Wenger has taken charge of 43 matches against Spurs during his 18 year spell at Gunners' boss and only lost six time during that time.

It is a special record, which has frustrated Tottenham fans for quite some time. 

Tottenham have not managed to finish ahead of their local rivals since 1995 and one of the major reasons for this has been their inability to take points off the Gunners.

There has been a number of close calls between the two clubs, but Arsenal's stunning record in the derby matches has given them the edge. 

Pochettino has his first chance to get one over on Spurs' neighbours tomorrow in a derby match which threatens to have a major impact on the Lilywhite's season.

Spurs started the campaign in fine form, beating West Ham United and QPR, but since their displays have been poor and they have already been dominated by one top four candidate.

Liverpool came to White Hart Lane and exposed just how far off Spurs still were from making up the ground on the Champions League spaces and Pochettino will need to ensure that his side learn from their mistakes in this fixture. 

The confidence around the camp cannot be good, even if a League Cup win in midweek against Nottingham Forest was a welcome boost, and a loss in such an important game as the North-London derby will surely damage their fragile morale even more. 

Pochettino needs to start ensuring that the frustration around White Hart Lane begins to evaporate, because the club's fans have had pain inflicted on them by Arsenal's success for far too long. 

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