Mauricio Pochettino insists he wants to win trophies with Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 27, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is yet to guide his side to silverware since taking charge.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on through a pair of binoculars during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match against...

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted to Football.London that he wants to win trophies, and not just progress in the Champions League or the Premier League.

Pochettino has suggested before that Tottenham’s priorities lie in the Premier League and the Champions League, rather than either domestic cup.

However, the Spurs boss insists that lifting silverware remains an aim of his.

 

He said: “That is not true. I need to again repeat after five years the same situation.

“I would love to win the FA Cup or Carabao Cup like the Champions League or the Premier League or another competition. The problem is to stop manipulating my words, with all my affection to you.

“If you ask me if to put the club in the next level and behave like Real Madrid and Barcelona I think it’s not about winning one cup but always being in a competition like the Champions League and being a real contender for the Champions League or the Premier League or trying to win the Premier League.

“That is going to give you the possibility to reach the last stage, where I think Tottenham is going to be one day. If win a Carabao Cup or FA Cup of course it is going to be fantastic for everyone but it is only to lift a trophy.”

Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino cheers his team from the sidelines during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham...

The one criticism levelled at Pochettino is that he is yet to win a trophy during his time with Tottenham.

Spurs have not lifted silverware since 2008, when they won the League Cup with Juande Ramos in charge.

Tottenham do have a chance to lift the biggest prize in club football this season though, as they are still in the Champions League.

Spurs take on Ajax tonight in the semi-final of the competition, as they look to earn a lead to take to Holland with them in the second leg.

Spurs are without a number of key players for the contest, with the likes of Heung Min-Son and Harry Kane both unavailable.

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