Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are entering a successful era

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) talks to Danny Rose during training

The Argentine is looking forward to making waves in the Champions League this season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been talking to the Fifa website about the development of the North Londoners, and it is clear that he is excited about the potential of the club.

The Tottenham boss has brought a sense of major optimism to White Hart Lane in his two years there, steering Spurs into calmer waters after a shaky spell under Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood.

Last season Spurs were the side that mounted the most significant title challenge to Leicester City, only to slip to third on the last day of the season.

But for Pochettino, that disappointment is secondary to the club's achievements across the season, and those achievements suggest a period of great success for the Lilywhites.

“We need to focus on all the things we achieved [last season]," Pochettino told "It was a lot.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) talks to Danny Rose during trainingTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) talks to Danny Rose during training

"We need to think of how we can improve as a group, I think the most import thing apart from the results, is that we have grown as a team."

The 44-year-old feels that qualification for the Champions League presents a new opportunity to excel in.

"There’s a new level of togetherness. What we can now go on to achieve in the Champions League is very important," he added.

"This is the beginning of a successful era because of the potential we have."

Spurs had been consistently treading water in a competitive part of the Premier League pool in recent years, finishing in the top six for the last seven seasons. But they have only managed to make it into the top four twice come the end of the season, and last season's third place finish was the highest since 1990.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the matchTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy

With the change in approach to matches, the impressive style of football Pochettino has got his side playing, and the potential of both Tottenham's young squad and the club as it prepares to move to a new stadium, it is indeed an exciting time for the club.

To have a manager so conscious of this and so committed to helping that potential be realised should be music to the ears of Spurs fans. 

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with Chelsea manager Guus HiddinkTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino with Guus Hiddink

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