Tottenham will take the Europa League seriously, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told a press conference that he will not sacrifice the club's Europa League campaign, as quoted by Football Italia.
The Argentine has turned Spurs into a legitimate Premier League title challenger in less than two years at the club, and Sunday's 2-1 win over Manchester City means they now sit two points behind league leaders Leicester City, with fans dreaming of an unexpected title win.
Many have urged Spurs to sacrifice their Europa League campaign in order to push for the Premier League title, and Thursday's trip to face Fiorentina will show how seriously Tottenham are taking the competition, with some fans hoping that key players like Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane are rested.
Pochettino has moved to address that topic, as he spoke in a press conference earlier this evening about his plans for the Europa League.
As quoted by Football Italia, Pochettino claimed that the Europa League remains an important competition for Spurs, and he wants to win every competition this season, as big clubs expect.
"It is important for us," said Pochettino. "I can understand in England because of our position in the table people think it’s an important opportunity to fight for the Premier League title, but for me when you are a big club you have to fight in every competition and every game."
"My priority is always the next game, not too much about the future, that is how we live and the squad feels. For me the most important game is tomorrow and the Premier League can wait. We are Tottenham, we must try to win every competition and every game," he added.
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