Mauricio Pochettino told where to play Eric Dier for Arsenal v Tottenham

Lloyd Doyle
November 19, 2017

A large section of Arsenal fans have grown increasingly disgruntled with Wenger, under whom their team has failed to win the Premier League since 2004 and now lost his proud record of qualifying for the Champions League year afer year.

But Pochettino, speaking ahead of Saturday's North London derby at Arsenal, said the injury was worse than first feared. "When you see the academy, we have a lot of talent - we need time and patience to help them achieve". Young academy boys should think: 'That could be me...' I remember seeing him and working with the youth team a couple of times.

Spurs boss Pochettino said: "I'm very disappointed with the result and in the way we conceceded the goals". We need to build many things. After almost three and a half years the most important thing is we have a team that's very competitive and can compete with Real Madrid. I'm happy because if they can not play Saturday, be sure they're close to playing Tuesday [against Dortmund] or next weekend [against West Brom].

The 27-year-old hit out at Spurs' wage structure earlier in the summer and said he would analyse any offers from Premier League rivals. But we lose. We have to go home and keep going.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino smiles during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group E match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Tottenham Hotspur
Mauricio Pochettino told where to play Eric Dier for Arsenal v Tottenham

And when the guy they have now took over from me, it wasn't broken.

Tasked with seeing out the season, Sherwood took charge of the remaining 22 games, winning 13 of them while also falling to four-goal maulings against Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool. For more than 20 years, it is because you are special. "Like (Erik) Lamela, after one year out, we need to look after their fitness".

"I admire all that Arsene Wenger has made at Arsenal, but we are at a different stage of the project". We were better than them. I read this morning that Gareth Southgate intends to play him as a defender at the World Cup.

"After the departures of Anelka, Overmars and Petit, we were able to rebuild and win the Double in 2002 but there is no guarantee Pochettino would be able to do the same".

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