Mauricio Pochettino makes embarrassing comment about Arsenal

Mauricio Pochettino shows Tottenham’s small-club mentality.

Ex-Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has truly shown the small-club mentality of his former employers as he discusses his achievements at Spurs.

Arsenal and Tottenham have a long and historic rivalry, so it perhaps makes sense that Pochettino felt the need to take a little dig at us in this interview, but it’s far more embarrassing for him and them than it is for us.

The Argentine, whilst a fine manager, did not manage to win any trophies during his time in charge of our north London rivals, but says he counts finishing above us in the table a few times as success.

Speaking on the In The Pink podcast, via Sky Sports, he said: “To play in the Champions League for three or four years and finish above Arsenal many times was a great legacy for us. To win a title would be a great reward but for us that is the legacy, to have the club and the stadium at Tottenham. That is more than winning titles.”

Before Pochettino, it had been 22 years since Spurs finished above Arsenal in the league, but even during this relatively lean period for us, we at least managed two FA Cup final victories during the course of Pochettino’s Spurs reign.

Arsene Wenger was often mocked for describing Champions League qualification as the equivalent of winning a trophy – we wonder if Pochettino will get the same treatment for this…?

9 Comments

  1. Truth says:

    Many times?

  2. Highbury Hero says:

    He has a point. Remind me why we have St Totteringham day again? What I see is double standards here.

  3. Destro says:

    Wenger said what everyone was thinking and no one ever comes under fire for it. There’s 16 teams that would love to finish 4th. The bigger indictment is that a club like Spurs only real achievement was finishing above us. That’s just sad that they don’t have more ambition than that.

  4. Phil says:

    And this from a manager who has won what exactly in his career?
    Enough said

  5. Boniface mwangangi says:

    Pochettino has never won anything as a coach and specifically as a Tottenham coach. During his spell at our noisy neighbors Tottenham, we won two FA cup trophies. Pochettino doesn’t have what it takes to coach a big club

  6. jon fox says:

    WHO CARES! I DON’T ! Are we now reduced to having “articles” about what Ex Spuds managers think about us. If so we are really scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to talk about. Aren’t we!

    1. Georgy says:

      @Jon fox.I totally agree with you on this matter,it is incredible the amount of irrelevant and superfluous articles in this block.

    2. ozziegunner says:

      👍 What Ponchettino said says more about him than it does about Arsenal.

  7. Victor Uyeh says:

    The thing here is that both Tottenham and Pochettino have a small club mentality. So winning above Arsenal is quite a big deal for them. somehow Arsenal is a yardstick for Tottenham/Pochettino measuring their success.

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