Spurs fans respond to David Ginola's comments about Mauricio Pochettino

David Ginola

Tottenham Hotspur fans have been debating the former midfielder's quotes about the current manager.

David Ginola made a rather precise claim earlier this week, suggesting Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will get results in 'three years.'

It's unclear exactly why the Frenchman has been dealing in threes - but his main point is that both fans and owners in north London should back the Argentine at White Hart Lane.

How, though, have the ex-midfielder's quotes gone down with some of our readers at HITC Sport?

Some have been impressed by the virtue of patience, although others feel time is too precious at Spurs to see a manager given a number of years just to see if he was what it takes in north London.

Pochettino has impressed at times during his debut season at Tottenham, reaching the Capital One Cup final and earning memorable wins over Chelsea and Arsenal. Towards the end of the season, however, the Spurs boss has flattered to deceive in terms of tactics and team selections.

What perhaps remains to be seen is whether Pochettino is simply biding his time until he has a better squad at his disposal - something he will directly be able to impact during the summer transfer window. Here are the views of some of the Tottenham faithful...


Anon wrote: 'Rubbish! What Spurs need is a manager that gives a toss about having the 4th worst goals conceded record this season and has the balls to so something about it and to not keep going on about phillosophies and pressing high up when other teams are doing that to us whilst out"philosophies" have gone out the window.

'It takes 6 months to show where we could be heading not 3 years.

'Why do ex-players and manages always back each other up and never come out and say anything against the manager at the time?'


Azad (in reply to Anon) wrote: 'Because they all know time is something that is needed and never given due to people like u demanding success very quickly. Do u think pochetino doesn't care about the defense? The high press philosophy is just that.., a way to dominate opponents aggressively. Barcelona perfected that skill under guardiola. with fans like you we will never get there as we will never give managers enough time. changing the mentality of a club is a long term project....and consistency is all about mentality'


Holsten wrote: 'It's a shame we don't play with a high line and pressing game would suit us with 2 attacking out and out wingers and maybe 2 strikers..that would be nice..I think we played like that under Martin Jol and Harry redknapp..those were the days..fast attacking football and it never took 3 years..top 4 twice..how do you like those apples!!!!'


Ossie78 wrote: 'Perhaps 3 years of not consistently selling our best players,while at the same time adding to the first team Squad with proven quality transfers would be a good start.

'Just saying!'


Azas (in reply to Ossie78) wrote: 'lol..spot on. imagine if we had held onto berbatov..modric and bale. Or better yet. if we had signed suarez rather than go for soldado'


Anon (in reply to Azas once again) wrote: 'So explain why the likes of Southampton are right beside us in the league.

'Buck stops with the manager, hence all the firing.'

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