Mauricio Pochettino press conference: Tottenham boss says he IS the man to take Spurs forward and insists

Mauricio Pochettino press conference: Tottenham boss says he IS the man to take Spurs forward and insists
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Tottenham’s shaky start to the season turned into a calamitous one earlier this week.

Spurs were defeated by League Two side Colchester in the Carabao Cup to fall at the first hurdle in their hunt for silverware, having also lost at Leicester in the Premier League three days earlier.

Many considered this season’s Carabao Cup a real chance for Mauricio Pochettino to get his hands on a trophy as Spurs boss, and being knocked out in the third round is a real blow to the north Londoners’ hopes for a title of some sort.

Mauricio Pochettino and his players looked clueless in Colchester

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Mauricio Pochettino and his players looked clueless in Colchester

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The result has also heaped further pressure on Pochettino, who is now among the favourites to be the next Premier League manager SACKED.

In fact, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara told talkSPORT earlier this week that Poch looks like he wants to leave the club, having ‘had enough’ of being boss.

But the Argentine insists he is the man to take Spurs forward, saying in his press conference: “Yes, I believe I am. If I didn’t think I was, you would have found out quickly.”

Pochettino also said his squad remain ‘united’ despite their poor run, amid rumours of discontent behind the scenes.

“We’re united,” he continued. “We’re talking, trying to work harder, being strong. We understand football well.

“We’re not young people managing a club like Tottenham. We know very well that when you’re not winning it’s important to have balance and not be affected by rumours.”