Mauricio Pochetino has reiterated his stance that he is happy at Tottenham Hotspur despite continuous links to reigning European champions Real Madrid.
His side take on Juventus in the last-16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, in arguably the Argentine’s biggest game of his managerial career so far.
Reports appeared over the weekend that Spurs officials are confident that Pochettino will remain at the club beyond next summer, further proving the club’s supporters his future, for now, remains at Tottenham.
“I am so focused on Tottenham”
Pochettino has reaffirmed his commitment to Spurs by stating his is fully committed to the club.
Reports surfaced just recently claiming that he is set to remain at the club beyond next summer, leading Spurs out into their new stadium.
The former Southampton manager is understood to have already begun discussing summer plans for the club’s transfer activity.
The 45-year-old was facing the media ahead of tomorrow’s crunch match against Juve in the Champions League in Turin.
“I am in football after two, three years, I am conscious about the sport. I know very well the business.
I know very well how it’s working and of course I am so focused on Tottenham, trying to give our best, like always I said what is going to happen in the future, only I can tell you that we have three years more in our contract at Tottenham and I am happy here.
I am so excited to be here for nearly four years now, developing a very nice project and I think we have a very nice project ahead.”
Juventus vs Tottenham preview
For Juve, it has been a spell of utter dominance, winning all 11 of their last fixtures in Serie A, including a 2-0 victory at Fiorentina last time out.
Despite so many impressive displays, the Old Lady still find themselves sat second, behind leaders Napoli, in what has been quite an enthralling race for the title in Italy this season.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side reached this stage of the competition after finishing runners-up to Barcelona in Group D.
For Tottenham Hotspur, this game concludes what has been a tough run of fixtures; but also a period in which they have really flourished.
Taking seven points from their last three league games, coming up against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, they travel to Italy at just the right moment in time.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side made it to the last-16 of the competition having taken a joint-English record tally of 16 points to top a group containing both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
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