Pochettino on Chelsea record: I'm not interested - I've beaten Guardiola's Barcelona!

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The Tottenham Hotspur boss is in bullish mood ahead of the north London side's trip to Stamford Bridge tonight.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is 'not interested' in his side's poor historical record at Chelsea.

The Spurs boss was in bullish mood during his pre-match press conference and believes statistics will mean nothing when he takes on Jose Mourinho's Blues.

And the Tottenham manager has some history of his own to refer to, when he beat Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side as Espanyol boss 11 years ago.

"I don't read about our record at Chelsea and I'm not interested. For us it is important to go there with the same mentality that we showed against Everton on Sunday," Pochettino told reporters ahead of tonight's Chelsea clash.

"Espanyol had not beaten Barcelona in the Camp Nou for 27 years. It was my first season as coach of Espanyol and also the first season that Pep Guardiola was in charge at Barcelona.

"It was very satisfying because I had played at Espanyol for 11 years. It was a very special victory.

"How did we do it ? I don't know! But we had unbelievable players - I remember Ivan de la Pena scored two goals. I remember it was only the third or fourth game that I was in charge and I had started to set a different style on Espanyol."

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