Champions League glory would transform Spurs: Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur talks to the press during the Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre

Mauricio Pochettino speaking at a press conference on Friday Credit Getty Images

And Pochettino believes the fact English clubs have taken all four places in the finals of UEFA's two club competition underlines the Premier League's position as the leading division on the planet. And the plan maybe is different to what has happened in the last five years.

Pochettino, one year in to a five-year contract, spoke of his pride at keeping Tottenham moving forward while the club balanced the huge project of building the 62,000-seater stadium they finally moved into last month.

But history is beckoning, says Pochettino "I think we can make history", he said after Sunday's 2-2 draw with Everton which confirmed Spurs spot in next season's Champions League by finishing fourth.

"I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, with no clear idea, with not being transparent", Pochettino said.

And we know very well that we need to operate in a different way - that doesn't mean to spend more or less money.

"I've been with him for five years and I've seen many things and we've lived through different situations and tried to deal with them. That type of discussion is only between him and the board".

Reaching the Champions League final and qualifying for next season's campaign has been achieved, he said, against the odds as they did not invest in fresh faces either in the close season or the January transfer window.

When the Argentinian arrived at White Hart Lane in May 2014, Tottenham had just endured a chaotic season with Andre Villas-Boas replaced by Tim Sherwood in December 2013 and several heavy defeats suffered in the league.

The England midfielder has played in defence in the past and, although he has emerged as a central midfielder for club and country in recent seasons, he found himself covering at centre-back for Spurs' 2-2 draw with Everton on the last day of the season, and scored the opening goal. "We all have a lot of respect for the manager".

"But if we expect every season to be in the final of the Champions League because it is our plan, we need to create a plan". He's done so much for us and helped us to improve individually and collectively. If Tottenham is at this level, it's thanks to him. It's to his credit and his coaching staff obviously and we will see.

"It's very good news for us to have four clubs fighting for the Champions League and the Europa League, ' said the Spurs boss".

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