Pochettino's response when asked about the prospect of Tottenham finishing above Arsenal

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The Tottenham boss has been discussing the north London side's great rivals.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits Arsenal are the club's 'sport enemies' but insists his primary motivation isn't to finish above Arsene Wenger's side, according to the London Evening Standard.

Indeed, Pochettino says he can 'feel' how important it is to fans to finish above Arsenal.

But his main concern is simply how well Tottenham do in the Premier League - and securing a place in next season's Champions League.

The Argentine is quoted as telling reporters: "I can feel it is very important for our people, who love Tottenham, to be above Arsenal. The reality is that they are our ‘sport’ enemies, you can feel that.

"But it is not my principal motivation. It’s important for me to take care of our goals and our objectives, without thinking too much about the opposition. We are the most important people and we need to stick to our ways. It’s not important what the others do."

Spurs are finally back on level points with Arsenal and have managed the feat despite trailing them for some time.

They are now above them on goal difference and have a genuine chance of finishing above the Gunners for the first time in a long while.

Everyone will remember Tottenham with a certain Gareth Bale, however, when they led Arsenal by a distance and beat them 2-1, only to still finish below them after a poor conclusion to the campaign.

Will things be different this time around?

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