Mauricio Pochettino: I am not under pressure at Tottenham Hotspur

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Mauricio Pochettino dismisses suggestions that he is under pressure at Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he is not worried about losing his job.

The Argentine was appointed the Spurs boss in the summer following his truly great work at Southampton and was expected to work wonders at White Hart Lane.

However, things have not gone according to plan so far. After a bright start to the 2014-15 campaign, Tottenham have been struggling and have also suffered from inconsistencies.

There have not been any suggestions from Tottenham that Pochettino will be sacked anytime soon, but given the record at Spurs, pressure is increasing on the 42-year-old.

Pochettino, though, is not worried and is quoted as saying by London24.com: ‘I am happy and always smile, football is a game - it’s a business too - but all my life is about football

‘You need to work hard and when you are in a tough moment you have to be calm and strong. I don’t feel the pressure and I understand the job. We need to look forward. We are in a good position’.

Pochettino was speaking following Tottenham’s come-from-behind win against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Premier League on Sunday.

Hosts Villa took the lead as early as the 16th minute through Andreas Weimann, but the dismissal of Christian Benteke in the 65th minute changed the game.

Tottenham took advantage of their numerical superiority and scored twice in the final 10 minutes. Nacer Chadli made it 1-1 on 84 minutes, and six minutes later Harry Kane scored the winner with a deflected free kick.

The win would have come as a respite for Tottenham, who are currently eighth in the Premier League table with 14 points from 10 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

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