Head coach Mauricio Pochettino acknowledges Tottenham are experiencing an “exceptionally extreme period”, yet thinks something extraordinary is in the offing – with flatware not very far away.
The past few seasons have been turbulent at White Hart Lane, much appreciated in no little part to the club’s wild eyed quest for a come back to the Champions League. Harry Redknapp left minimal more than a year on from taking Spurs to the quarter final stage of the league, while the successors Tim Sherwood and Andre Villas Boas paid for their failure to secure capability.
Pochettino, however, is not under the same pressure to secure quick football Champions League, with the 5 year arrangement gave to him in the late spring via chairman Daniel Levy highlighting a more drawn out term center.
“I have reveled in my four months at Tottenham,” Pochettino said, notwithstanding Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester City. “We knew when we marked for Tottenham that we expected an extreme period.
“We are in an exceptionally intense period in the club, yet when you land to a club with enormous potential like Tottenham, a huge club, and have the likelihood to assemble something imperative, this is a decent test for us.
“I appreciate, however I attempt to delight in it more than I am. I am mindful of the results.”
Pochettino is sure that the players’ mindset is gradually coming into line with his logic, while they are likewise starting to achieve the fitness levels expected of them.
It took up to six months to attain that at previous club Southampton – a side he prompted their best-ever Barclays Premier League complete last term – and the Argentinian figures the “club have proceeded onward a great deal” since his late spring entry.
“It’s incomprehensible for me to talk about past chiefs, the past theories, past thoughts,” Pochettino said. “Two seasons back, Gareth Bale was here and the club sold him for £100million – now he is not here, there’s no Luka Modric and I don’t have a clue. You have an alternate test or distinctive target or goal.
“Presently it is diverse. The club is diverse – the club takes an alternate way. I have an acceptable thought from the club, from the board, and I concur and we have to assemble something exceptional and Tottenham need to construct something uncommon.
“No better, no more regrettable than before – distinctive. We need time and to buckle down and it is for that I am here.”
It is work Pochettino is persuaded will bring with it trophies. The 2008 League Cup was Spurs’ latest achievement, yet they are battling it out on four fronts this season, including the Europa League – a competition they proceed Thursday evening with a Group C experience at home to Asteras Tripolis.
“I am certain that at last we accomplish something critical,” Pochettino said.
“Possibly in six months, perhaps in one year, or possibly in two years.
“Be that as it may I am certain that the club, at last, will attain a credit.