Spurs will 'die trying' to earn Champions League spot

Tanya Simon
May 9, 2018

That's different and we need to analyse why.

"The second thing is money, but the first is that to qualify for the Champions League is a dream of everyone and for me it's impossible to not give your best in the last two games to win", said Pochettino.

Spurs will be without Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, Serge Aurier and Harry Winks when they host Newcastle at Wembley on Wednesday, but Pochettino hopes Dier can return against Leicester on the final day.

'If you analyse all in context I think it's an awesome season - to have the possibility with two games left to finish third, I think it's massively successful'.

The club's top-four ambitions hang in the balance with two games remaining, with maximum points guaranteeing third spot but Chelsea breathing down their necks in fifth by just two points.

"You can see that it's not enough to have the possibility to fight for the Champions League". It's not a problem.

"If you overachieve then fantastic, you have more money to invest in the new facilities, like the new stadium. But I think it's not a problem [if we don't qualify]".

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However, boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that the England global is now suffering with a sickness bug and is not certain to return before the end of the season.

Victor Wanyama is therefore certain to make a seventh league start of the campaign, while Moussa Sissoko could come in against his former club and Lucas Moura is also in contention.

But I understand people want more. "You need to compare every season in context, not out of context". In November, I remember you [the media] said, 'Why do you rotate?'

'But we are there, pushing hard and working hard, in fourth we have the opportunity to be third.

According to them, there's a 99% chance Ranieri won't be the Ligue 1 side's manager next season, with clues dating back to a few months ago when one of his staff members told the person in charge of teaching them French it was "over" and they "wouldn't be there next season".

"It's a long-term development and trying to....sometimes with ups and downs but always going up, and I think that is the progression of the club and the team. That is the reality of football".

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