So when Arsenal got beaten by Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday night, it was like the sky had fallen on our heads! Emery is now the worst manager on the planet and our players are absolute rubbish, even though we were the dominant side for most of the 90 minutes and were only punished on the break. All Gooners are bemoaning the fact that our only thing we have to aim for now is a Top Four place and the Europa League…
But yesterday, Tottenham got knocked out of the FA Cup by Palace, following on from their League Cup semifinal defeat to Chelsea in midweek, and according to their manager, the cups are really not a target for the Spuds. Pochettino said: “We are going to create a debate that to win a trophy is going to help the club,”
“I don’t agree with that. That only builds your ego. In reality the most important thing is being consistently in the top four and playing in the Champions League. That is going to help the club to achieve the last step.”
It is easy to say that after losing your last chance of a cup final this season, and he says that it is the Top Four and Europe that are the only important things. “The club is doing fantastically well,” he continued. “It’s so successful. In the last four or five years we’ve been fighting in different ways to achieve what the club needs, to be in the level of Chelsea, United, City, Arsenal or Liverpool. People wish we could win some trophies. But, being realistic, we are a team not built to win titles still.”
“It’s true, this season has been tough,”
“But to be a contender is always difficult for us. Now the realistic targets are trying to be in the top four, to try and be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and reduce the gap. Another is to try to beat Dortmund and be in the next round.”
So if the Cups are not so important, I wonder why he played his best team against Chelsea in the League Cup? I am sure he would have loved to get one chance of winning a cup at Wembley. The fans certainly would considering they haven’t been there for such a long time. But it’ okay for them to have only a Top Four place and a European trophy to aim at, but for Arsenal it is a disgrace?
I’ll just leave you with this message I got the other day from a Chelsea mate of mine. He said: “Gonzalo Higuain had been in England for literally six hours… And he managed to get himself in more Cup Finals than Spurs have managed in the last ten years!
Let that sink in…….