Jermaine Jenas praises Mauricio Pochettino's comments about Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur are currently battling with Arsenal for second place in the Premier League table.

Jermaine Jenas has told Match of the Day 2, which was broadcast on 9th May, that he loves Mauricio Pochettino’s latest comments about Tottenham Hotspur not caring about finishing above Arsenal.

Spurs are battling for second spot with their North London rivals this season, and they are currently in a strong position to finish ahead of the Gunners for only the second time in the Premier League era.

Tottenham need to avoid defeat against Newcastle United on the final day of the season to ensure that they finish above Arsenal, but Pochettino insists that he is not too bothered about stealing the local bragging rights.

"I think that I don't care about Arsenal, I want to win the league, I want to be on top but Arsenal I do not care about,” he said to Sky Sports.

"Sure I want to be above them, but this I think is normal. But to try to improve, to try and be bigger, we need to concentrate on us and not look what is happening with our neighbours.”

The comments have created debate amongst Spurs supporters, but Jenas was certainly behind the Argentine manager’s statement.

“I love to hear that from him,” he said. “I know that their ambitions when in my time at the club were only to make the top four. For him to say that [Spurs no longer care about finishing above Arsenal] speaks volumes.”

Tottenham had been pushing for the Premier League title this season, but they have come up just short.

Spurs have failed to win any of their last three matches, and they will be determined to get back to winning ways on the last day of the season.

For Spurs to pick up a victory could be a tough test, though, as Newcastle may still be fighting for their Premier League lives.

If Sunderland fail to beat Everton in midweek, then Newcastle will need to pick up a win against Spurs to have a chance of keeping their spot in England’s top flight.

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