Pochettino positive about Tottehman's title prospects after huge Everton win
Tottenham Hotspur put up a heroic display last night when they thrashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park. Their excellent performance made manager Mauricio Pochettino admit that Spurs can be title contenders if they keep up the consistency that they showed in the match. Pochettino refused to discuss Manchester United rumors but Tottenham's performance clearly shows how why he is wanted by United. Details follow.
Pochettino believes that Liverpool and Manchester City are the two main title contenders now, and downplayed Tottenham's chances by saying that though they are in the race, so are Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United. He did say he was proud of Spurs' performance and agreed they have been more consistent compared to the last two seasons, but still not close enough to be title contenders.
The match has got everyone talking about Pochettino's prowess as a manager, and how he built a formidable side with a meager budget. His signings have all borne fruit, with Son having become a lethal forward and Kieran Trippier, bought for a mere £3.5 million, having become one of the best full-backs of English football. Harry Kane and Dele Alli are other prime examples.
Spurs have won nine of their 11 away games in the Premier League this season. Since 1985-86, this is the first season in which at least three clubs have managed to earn 40+ points before Christmas: Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham. This is the second time Spurs have netted six goals against a Marco Silva-led squad. Spurs have never lost in the EPL when Alli has scored.
An offer from United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, will be hard to resist. However, having built this Tottenham side from scratch, Pochettino will have an attachment with them that goes beyond career prospects. With the Argentine himself keeping mum on the decision, nothing can be said with certainty for now. It will be a huge blow to Spurs if he leaves.