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No, not only in England but in the world. For me he's the best striker in the world. I'm in love with him as the fans are. He's a great striker. His mentality is fantastic. He's so humble. I think yes, I am in love with him. You can feel that.feedback
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Sep 23 2017
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Mauricio Pochettino quotes

Sep 17 2017

We need to play here at Wembley. I think we need to move on. Because if not, we are in the past.feedback

Sep 17 2017

It's a good point to talk about. But Dortmund was Wembley and some games before here. I think no.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It was unlucky for us. We did not get the one penalty we deserved. In that situation the referee had a no good afternoon.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It is so clear. What is not clear [is] why Mike Dean [chose to] justify in front of our players that it was handball, but it was not handball. If you are not sure about the situation then why say it was handball? It was unlucky but we need to look at ourselves and try to be better next time and score before this situation.feedback

Sep 16 2017

We created chances and dominated the game but were a little unlucky.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I am happy with the performance although it is another game we draw here at Wembley and that is no good.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Players must show hunger and never lose their hunger. We have a lot of good examples: Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, or players like Harry Kane, who is 23.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It's true, the team were 14th or 13th and we were a little bit under pressure because the team were there and play well, but not win games.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It is exciting, we go to the national stadium with a massive crowd against a great team. But we have been away to top four sides and picked up points, there is no reason we cannot do that.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Borussia Dortmund bus attack

It's massive, massive to start in that way. To get three points. It was so important to get the three points against a fantastic team like Borussia Dortmund, who have unbelievable players.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Borussia Dortmund bus attack

I showed the team the first goal that he scored against Borussia Dortmund, how he fought with two defensive players and then how he scored. It is our responsibility to inspire them not to lose their hunger.feedback

Sep 15 2017

We are working very hard to try to first build our philosophy and the way we want to play.feedback

Sep 15 2017

I think it was clear that it was so important for us. It will help us to get our confidence and trust of playing there at Wembley, to help us feel that it is our home.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It is true that players try to score to win and show good performance and in the end win titles. That is the aim for everyone.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It was so important to win, we are so happy. It was so important to start well in a tough game. Dortmund played really well, they dominated the first half. We increased our level in the second half and we were very clinical in front of goal.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It is more than three points. At half-time we fixed some problems and modified the position of some players. The tempo of the game decreased which was better for us. Dortmund are a very aggressive team, we struggled a little to pass the ball quickly.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Sometimes you can't dominate, you have to play a different way and the team is more mature now. We can learn a lot from this game.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Champions League

For me he's one of the best strikers in the world. In the Champions League, the most important competition in the world, scoring will give him the credit he deserves.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

Now we need experience. We need to challenge them. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

Last season after the first game against Monaco it was difficult to change the dynamic. It's so important to try to win the game. It will be tough, Dortmund are a great team, but in our mind our mentality is to win and be aggressive from the start. We need to challenge them. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 12 2017

Real Madrid are on a different level: they won the last two Champions Leagues so it's a different reality. I think it'll be a very competitive group.feedback

Sep 12 2017

This season will be a very good season for us to challenge them and show our reality.feedback

Sep 12 2017

It was a very painful experience because we could not be at the level we should have been but today, it's not an excuse.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

Last season was our first experience of the Champions League. Previously we play Europa League, for 98, 99 per cent of the players. And for myself, too.feedback

Sep 12 2017

That experience [of last season] is important. We know very well what the competition demands from you, and I think that is so important – that experience from last season.feedback

Sep 12 2017

It's true that it's a competition that is tough. I think it's at the same level of the Premier League and with the amount of focus and energy [you need], it's massive.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

It's true that our problem was to have had 19 players that did not count as home-grown for the Champions League squad [including Lamela and Janssen]. It's unbelievable that Eric Dier is not home-grown when he's playing for England. That is so strange, no? It kills a little bit our possibilities.feedback

Sep 10 2017

Maybe they have different characteristics but I think he is in that level, with Batistuta.feedback

Sep 10 2017

But Harry can be better. He is a killer, Harry Kane. Look at the goals he scored the last years! Mental level? Yes. Absolutely [they are the same].feedback

Sep 10 2017

I would put Harry Kane in with Batistuta. All that is happening to him he deserves. He is the protagonist of his life, and he deserves all the prize.feedback

Sep 09 2017

It was an important victory for us. Every player played really well and I am very pleased. He has scored 100 goals for Tottenham. He deserves our congratulations, it is an unbelievable mark for him.feedback

Sep 08 2017

We need to keep the dynamic we have created. I trust him, I am confident that he can succeed here and help the team to achieve the things we want.feedback

Sep 08 2017

But in January we check again to see if we change the names in the squad. But, yes, he has a future like other players here.feedback

Sep 08 2017

From day one he has been like a 16- or 17-year-old going to training with the first team for the first time. That is massive because that energy is fantastic. It's a very good example for everyone. Not all experienced players can bring what Fernando can bring. It is not because you are 32 or 33 that you are great. Sometimes you are 33 and struggle but, when we had the possibility to sign Fernando, we moved very quickly. He scored 15 league goals at Swansea last season and he can repeat the same with us.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I told him: 'Yes, we are signing Llorente'. Hugo said: 'Wow, fantastic player.' That is the impact he has had on the changing room because all the players respect him. They've now seen how he is – very warm, very friendly – and it's fantastic. It's a big impact for our changing room.feedback

Sep 08 2017

Maybe the headlines are because it's Dele and something happens. And he's English. But I think it's not a big issue. For me, it's about moving on and not to create important things about this. He was joking. Look at Mr Bean. No? That is a bad example! All the people laugh about that. And Dele was joking with Kyle Walker! Come on. We need to censor Mr Bean.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I recognise that in the last few days there have been some rumours but he is so happy and so calm.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It is true, there have been a lot of rumours in the last few days. He was talking with me in my office this morning [Thursday]. He is happy, he wants to make fully clear his position that he is fully committed to the club. He is happy with his contract – two years plus one – but it is not easy.feedback

Sep 07 2017

The Premier League is completely different to Ligue 1.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Dele Alli has improved a lot from last season and his behaviour is fantastic. That was a joke with a team-mate. He was unlucky because the camera caught that moment. I am not worried, I think it was the heat of the media afterwards. It is not a fantastic gesture, I think it's not a big issue, although it was a shock in the moment. When you know and you meet some people, always you start to assess him from the day you meet them and for me we start from [here].feedback

Sep 07 2017

He will be good competition for Kyle [Walker-Peters] and [Kieran] Trippier in that position. It is a position we need to improve and I am happy.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Champions League

Serge is a player with a lot of experience in Europe. Last season he was playing with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It was something with his team-mate, no big issue for FIFA or for us. Things happen on the pitch. From my point of view it is not a big issue, he should not be banned by FIFA.feedback

Sep 07 2017

He is still young, only 24, but with a lot of experience. Now it is important he arrives here and adapts with the new squad.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I'm the first to make mistakes in my life. It's important people give the opportunity to show that you learn. When you know and you meet some people, always you start to assess him from the day you meet them and for me we start from [here].feedback

Sep 07 2017

You always start to assess people from the day that you meet them. With Serge, we start from here. For him, it's a new chapter in his life. It's a big opportunity for him to show all that he has inside and the good player that he is. People always deserve another opportunity.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I spoke with him about different things before he signed but I'm a person that likes to move on. As I've always said, I'm the first person to have made mistakes in my life and it's important that we give people the opportunity to show they can learn and improve.feedback

Aug 27 2017

[Kane] is a player who works hard. His commitment is there. I feel sorry for him. A striker always needs to be a little bit lucky. I am sure he will start to score.feedback

Aug 27 2017

We need to be strong. That is a mental problem we need to fix. If you look at Chelsea last season, after three or four games, you would never say Chelsea would be the champions. I think it's clear we need to improve and increase our mental level.feedback

Aug 27 2017

It was difficult because they were tough. It was a tough game. But when you have the chances to kill the game, you must. Okay, you must not concede a goal like that.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I think we need to find our balance. The team is showing in some periods of the game we are lacking concentration and in football you pay if you are not focused.feedback

Aug 27 2017

We need to make Wembley feel like our home. But if you remember our first season we found it difficult at White Hart Lane. Then it became a comfortable place for us. Wembley today wasn't the problem for us.feedback

Aug 27 2017

It has nothing to do with it. I think Wembley helps a lot to break the defensive lines and helped us score a goal. If people are thinking about that they need to stop. We have a responsibility to do better. I can tell you Wembley wasn't the problem.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

I think he's young, but he won the Copa Libertadores with his team in Colombia. He played regularly at Ajax. Played the final against Manchester United. I think he's young but with amazing history and background. I like his personality and how he is aggressive, he is fast, he will fit for us very well.feedback

Aug 26 2017

That showed that he is a player with big character and personality, and with a lot of potential.feedback

Aug 26 2017

He speaks very good English, and from day one when he arrived I think he is like all the players here. Yes, he is very welcome with the team-mates and he is one of us.feedback

Aug 26 2017

First of all, it [the challenge] is to adapt yourself. I moved with my wife, we were not scared, but you are waiting because you don't know.feedback

Aug 26 2017

It was difficult at the beginning, [but he has] all the characteristics for success here.feedback

Aug 26 2017

When he arrived at Ajax from the beginning he showed his quality, started to show his character and personality. I think he was the best player on Ajax in his first season.feedback

Aug 25 2017

No, I think sometimes you can lose the games like this. It's true that you are never happy when you lose, but in the way we lost there were a lot of positive things to take.feedback

Aug 25 2017

Davinson is with us because a lot of clubs were interested in him but he decided to join us.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Manchester United

I like his personality and how he is aggressive, he is fast, he will fit for us very well.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - London

It's a massive opportunity because we believe he will be one of the best centre-backs in the world in the future. That is why we made the effort to try to sign him.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I am disappointed because I think we deserved more. Our performance was good. I think I am happy with the performance of the team. We played a good game, created the most chances.feedback

Aug 20 2017

But they were clinical in front of goal. They shot twice and scored twice. For us, it was difficult to score.feedback

Aug 20 2017

After breakfast we went to training. Nobody knew about Diego and at lunchtime it was breaking news on the television... Diego shoots journalists in Buenos Aires!' 400 kilometres away!feedback

Aug 20 2017

But I promise you, if he arrived here and opened the door we'd all be in love with him.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I remember one day he started shooting the journalists in Argentina. The day before he was sleeping in my room. He loved basketball and went to see it in Mar del Plata – the final in the conference. And then, in the morning, I woke up and he wasn't in bed.feedback

Aug 20 2017

His energy, his personality – and he's a person that when he's with you he makes you feel the best.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I love everything about him. I knew Maradona, the real Maradona. We see him on the pitch and then there is his image. Outside it was crazy.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I then go to breakfast, the manager asked about him and I said: 'No, no, no, he didn't come back to the hotel.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It's so difficult in English to express myself and my emotion.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I think I was one of the most happiest people in the world when I met him for the first time. Because it was a dream come true, but more than a dream.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Today was not about the tactics. We were much better than Chelsea and we were a little bit unlucky. So I'm not sad or frustrated. I'm 'happy' to lose in that way. We played better and created chances to score. But that's football. We have to accept they were more clinical than us in front of goal.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It doesn't affect me. I understand that we need to talk, everyone needs to talk … But I think the Wembley effect is not the reason we lost the game. The team played really well. It's not fair to blame Wembley. For me, Wembley is one of the best places in the world to play football. And today it was clear: if you love football and watch football, and watch the game again, you will see that Wembley was not the problem.feedback

Aug 18 2017

That is our aim - to try to improve our squad and try to bring new faces and new energy to the team because it will be a long season.feedback

Aug 18 2017

Like always I fully respect everyone from every club and every player - I never speak about rumours. We expect to sign some players before the end of the transfer window.feedback

Aug 18 2017

We are very happy and positive about the evolution of Kieran, he is doing very well in the last few days. We will assess him first and he will [likely] be in the squad. Then it is my decision if he plays or not.feedback

Aug 18 2017

We expect to sign some players. Our aim is to improve the squad and bring new faces and new energy to the squad because it is a long season.feedback

Aug 18 2017

He [Walker-Peters] was fantastic but he is still young.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

I understood it when he explained to me. What he said did not upset me, it is only that he wanted to be sure that I had got the right message, not the wrong message. For me it is not a big issue.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

Conversation is good. We are colleagues and I think showing respect is important. In the Premier League we talk about fair play and everything, so it is important to show as the manager, we are being responsible every week in front of the media.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

Every manager has a right to say in the media what they want. For me, it is not my job to judge what they want to say or how they give their opinion. I don't believe he wanted to be disrespectful to Spurs or myself.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

I respect him and Chelsea and it's time to play and show we are better. It's always a challenge to play the champions.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

Last week, we had an opportunity to talk a little bit and he was very clear with me. He tried to explain what he wanted to say and sometimes the headlines are not the same as what he wanted to say. He explained to me and it's not a big issue. Sometimes the difference is important, and he wanted to try to explain what it was that he had wanted to say. It was different to how you had explained it to the fans, and I got his message direct.feedback

Aug 14 2017

Sure, now it is an advantage not to have signed players. We do need to sign players before the end of the window. We have to refresh the squad, to create competition, and the season is so long. We need more quality, more players to keep the level we want.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It was not easy to find the space and create chances. It's important to improve. In a stadium that doesn't have good memories for us, it was important to win. It was a clear red card.feedback

Aug 13 2017

If Harry Kane had scored to make it 3-0 at the end, that would have been a bit more fair. We knew how they play, so narrow and deep. It was difficult to move the ball quickly. We had control and we were helped by the red card but I think we deserved to win the game. It's important to keep his feet on the grass, it's only one Premier League game.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's important to keep his feet on the grass, it's only one Premier League game.feedback

Aug 13 2017

He's mature enough now to accept all that happens on the pitch. He's so calm, so brave. He then scored a great goal.feedback

Aug 13 2017

For me we need to sign some new players before the end of the transfer window. It's important to refresh the squad. We need more competition between us. We have 10 months ahead of us, we are involved in four competitions that demand a lot of energy and we need more competition, more quality, more players that can help the team to keep the level we want to show in every game. It's not fair to say they deserve the same punishment - Harry, Shelvey or Ritchie. He was calm. That is important. Remember last season we talked a lot about that. How we need to behave and improve and learn.feedback

Aug 13 2017

No I think it's different. I saw the action. With the ball in the middle sometimes you can see, but without the ball or in another side it's completely different.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's not fair to say they deserve the same punishment - Harry, Shelvey or Ritchie.feedback

Aug 13 2017

He needs to improve. He's not in his best expression, but he is coming.feedback

Aug 13 2017

I think it's difficult. Viewed from another side, it's completely different. It's not fair to say it merits the same punishment as Shelvey.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Champions League

We need some new players. We have a lot of games in the Premier League and the Champions League. We need more quality, more competition.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I don't want to compare us with other clubs, who have made signings before us in the previous two seasons and we have finished above them.feedback

Aug 11 2017

[The disruption was] more outside than in the club. The players were very calm. Sometimes you understand the frustration. It was his opinion and then he understood he needed to apologise. I forgive that. For me, let's move on and try to get him fit as soon as possible.feedback

Aug 11 2017

If you see the last five years, Tottenham always spend money and sign players at the end of the transfer window. I don't understand why it is a big issue now. We are so calm. The team is ready to compete.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I respect all opinions but when Daniel Levy made an offer for me to come here, no one forced me to sign. It's like that for the player. No one forces him to sign a contract. We are here at Tottenham, no one forced him to sign and stay here, not making pressure to make that happen. It's important to understand we are here because we want to be here.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I was a player, and sometimes after seven months not playing you are frustrated for different reasons. For me it's not a big issue, it's time to move on. It's good for him to say that. It's time to start a new season, it's exciting.feedback

Aug 10 2017

How have Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and different clubs tried to improve their season? Bringing players and trying to put more pressure on their star players – and for us we need to do that too.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Manchester United

We are not a club today that can compete with Manchester United and City for a player. We cannot fight. We are in a different way.feedback

Aug 09 2017

We need players who can challenge our starting XI, players who believe in themselves and think 'OK, I can challenge Dele Alli, I can challenge Harry Kane'. We need to bring new energy and strengthen our squad, everyone knows that. If you look at the history of Tottenham in the last few years, we always spend at the end of the window.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Chairman Daniel Levy is working hard with the chief scout (Steve Hitchen), we are working hard to deliver and try to add the strength we need to fight in four competitions next season.feedback

Aug 09 2017

The market is a little bit crazy, but you cannot stop the evolution of football. It is not easy to improve, but we will find the right players to challenge.feedback

Aug 09 2017

We have a very confident team who are ready to challenge again for a big season, but it's true we have the responsibility to try to provide some new energy every season.feedback

Aug 09 2017

The transfer market is a little bit more relaxed now. The other big sides have spent almost all their money and now it's our moment. It's Tottenham's time to get involved.feedback

Aug 09 2017

For sure we're going to spend. We're going to strengthen our squad and sign some players who can help us fight. We need new energy in the team.feedback

Aug 08 2017

When you are focused and you feel that your home is White Hart Lane it's so difficult to change. It's so difficult to change your mindset and be ready when you are so comfortable at White Hart Lane. But next season there's no excuse. Next season it's Wembley only.feedback

Aug 06 2017

I cannot guess [whether he will be fit for Newcastle] because we need to wait until Monday.feedback

Aug 06 2017

We hope it's not a big problem.feedback

Aug 02 2017

It will be different, the pressure, for him. But there is no doubt that he is a quality player, a talented player. And there is no doubt that he will succeed with Manchester City.feedback

Aug 02 2017

He's one of the best full-backs in England and Manchester City have paid a lot of money – £50 million – just like they have signed different players to try to get success in the future. But, for me, I think we have seen the best of Kyle with Tottenham.feedback

Aug 02 2017

It's a big pressure because when you pay for some players, the pressure to perform as well in every game becomes greater.feedback

Aug 01 2017

How have Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and different clubs tried to improve their season? Bringing players and trying to put more pressure on their star players, their key players – and for us we need to do that too.feedback

Aug 01 2017

We are finding the balance because now is the moment to maybe refresh the team with some new faces – and it's sure that will happen. In three years, my experience with Daniel has always been trying to find a player to improve. The difference is were they the right or wrong signing?feedback

Aug 01 2017

Right, now [I hear] we need to win some trophies, no? That is good, the pressure. I think it's important to understand now that we need to be clever how we manage the expectation and how we need to put pressure on our own players.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Manchester United

It's so difficult to manage that situation. That's why as a manager you must give the possibility to rotate when they're at the same level. But we are so relaxed and so calm. There is no doubt in what we are trying to do.feedback

Aug 01 2017

Every season we need to be clever in how we bring more energy and make sure our main players are not in a comfortable situation – because if not it is normal in human beings. If some players arrive with different energy then it's: 'OK, come on, we need to push, we need to run, we need to do the same.' That is the risk we will have in the future if we only keep 11 players. It's so difficult to manage that situation. That's why as a manager you must give the possibility to rotate when they're at the same level. But we are so relaxed and so calm. There is no doubt in what we are trying to do.feedback

Aug 01 2017

The problem here is what happens when you say, I am No1', I am No2. And the No1 believes they have more right than another and the other feels he is less.feedback

Jul 30 2017

The reality is we want to win in two weeks when we start the Premier League against Newcastle. That is the game we want to win.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Our main players only came back 14 days ago. It is very difficult to get fit if you only focus on playing games. We pushed a lot to train and develop our physical condition.feedback

Jul 30 2017

For us we were focused today more on helping the team to arrive in two weeks in our best condition.feedback

Jul 30 2017

I totally understand. Fans showed they are disappointed with the situation but the Tottenham fans love him really. It is true when you compete you want to win. Today Manchester City were better than us. They showed better quality. We lost and they deserved to win.feedback

Jul 30 2017

We had a tough training session the day before the game so we knew it would be difficult to compete with a team like Manchester City that have a lot of quality and very good players.feedback

Jul 30 2017

They played better than us. It is difficult to judge the level on pre-season. We prioritised training and to try to get fit.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - London

We prioritised training, and tried to get fit, over the result. It's true you want to win but Manchester City were better than us. We lost and deserved to lose.feedback

Jul 29 2017

There are a lot of rumours about the big sides spending money and it looks like Tottenham is not ambitious. I want to tell our fans 'don't be worried', because we will move in the market.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Our moment will arrive. We have a plan. We are calm because our squad is competitive.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Our moment will arrive. We are calm because our squad is competitive. We have a plan. We have a very clear idea of what we want.feedback

Jul 28 2017

He can improve and learn a lot. He's a rotation player, yes. … But it's important that we're talking about a player who is so young and needs time to settle in the first team.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Our style means we need a bigger space to play because we play a positional game. It's true that White Hart Lane is a little bit tight and it's better for the opponent when they play deep. We need time to adapt to our new set-up and to understand better our position on the pitch.feedback

Jul 22 2017

It's important for us to start training and to get a feel for Wembley. That will be fantastic for us. It's impossible now to decide which day we will start there but it is in our plan to start to train at the training ground and then to try to move there [to Wembley] for a few days to train – not just for two days. We need to plan the training sessions with the organisation at Wembley.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Remember when I first came to Tottenham and I was criticised for saying the White Hart Lane pitch was too small for us? And now, people are saying that Wembley is too big?feedback

Jun 16 2017

This is a moment for our players to enjoy their holidays and try to recharge the batteries but for us, we're thinking about starting the season in the best condition.feedback

Jun 16 2017

I'm always positive about the fixtures ... and we start in Newcastle - that will be exciting because it's our first game and then our first game at [home at] Wembley is against Chelsea. I'm sure the fans will be excited for that as well.feedback

Jun 16 2017

The way that we finished the season before [last] is not too much important now but we'll have that in our mind to motivate us and we'll try to win. Next season will be exciting and to start at St James' Park will be very motivating for us.feedback

May 22 2017

This was a different season. We showed that we improved and learned from last season, which is so important for us. We finished how we wanted to and I think it is fantastic.feedback

May 22 2017

For Harry, 30 games and 29 goals is unbelievable. The top scorer again. It is a big achievement and it helped the team to play well and achieve second place. After he scored the third goal he had a little physical problem so it was a moment to be responsible and safe. I preferred to keep him healthy and instead it is a challenge for him to get 30 goals next season. He can do that. Second in the table 86 points should be enough to win the Premier League in another season. Now for us it is move on, rest, try to improve the squad and try to challenge next season. It will be tough again.feedback

May 22 2017

I'm very happy for Harry but very disappointed for Hugo. The moment we conceded a goal we felt disappointed because he needed another clean sheet to share the Golden Glove with Courtois. It was not possible but I think he would have deserved it. But it is fantastic for Harry. The team-mates and our fans are so, so happy about that. I think he deserves it and congratulations to him. He is one of the best strikers in the world. It is hard to say who is the best but he is already one of the best.feedback

May 22 2017

It is a good platform for us to next season to improve and try to win. In the next few seasons it is so important for us and the fans to win some trophies. We want to fight to win the Premier League next season.feedback

May 22 2017

I congratulate all the players for a fantastic season. We all feel very proud.feedback

May 19 2017

It was difficult because we conceded the goal but the team tried to keep going and I think we fully deserved it.feedback

May 19 2017

The team has worked so hard in the last three seasons to settle on principles and play how we play. We have to improve the squad again and try next season and the season after to not only keep the performance but to win some trophies. This group deserves to win something. I am very happy with the performance and the attitude. Fantastic. The only way to improve our mentality is to try and always play in this way. Always it is important to improve. In the first half we dominated the game; in the second half, it's true that they changed [shape] and tried to play with a little bit more energy.feedback

May 18 2017 - Champions League

Of course. You know better than me it is so difficult. We talk about 'if Tottenham are in the Champions League, it will be more attractive.' But then it's all about if you pay or not when we talk about top players. It was a fantastic moment that we'll remember forever. It will always be my best memory of WHL.feedback

May 17 2017

There are many, many rumours, but I am committed with the club. There is no reason to leave. There is no buy-out clause in my contract and I will stay here next season. You will see on July 3 at the start of pre-season, I will stay here. Don't worry. We were so close again this season, but like last season it was not enough. I am sure next season we will try again to fight. We need to do better, be stronger, improve in every area to try to win.feedback

May 17 2017

I sent him a text yesterday [Tuesday] after the surgery and we exchanged some texts. Now it is a moment to give time to recover after yesterday and I will be here on Friday to check how he is. He will have all our support.feedback

May 15 2017

It is true that we will play in the new stadium and we will take the last step to win something. We need to feel that Wembley is our home and we need to find a balance between White Hart Lane and there. Next season we will feel it is our home.feedback

May 15 2017 - Manchester United

It was a perfect performance and I am happy for the victory for our fans - it was a fantastic victory which the fans deserved. We had the control of the game and played better. It was another great performance at White Hart Lane and now we have to focus on the last two games. We are playing against Manchester United and they have very good players. They have been prepared to win the league and win big things. It is great to achieve second position and it is fantastic for us. We have been unbeaten at home all season so there are a lot of things to be happy about.feedback

May 15 2017

We will be proud of our achievements - we fought for the Premier League.feedback

May 14 2017

We've been thinking about it a lot and when the new stadium opens it will help us a lot to reach the next level. It will put the club in the last level in Europe.feedback

May 14 2017

To be unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the last season here is something to be happy with.feedback

May 14 2017

It was a very emotional game and ceremony. It's difficult to describe. I'm a very lucky guy to share the history of such a club in such a special moment. I want to say thanks to all my players and staff. We are sad and disappointed that Chelsea won the league but there is nothing to regret. All we can say is that next season we will give our best and try to win the league.feedback

May 13 2017

I hope Sunday will be the most special day in the last three seasons. It will be special for our fans, staff, players, people who love Tottenham.feedback

May 13 2017

I am very sensitive person and so emotional, so it will be difficult not to cry. I think for the fans it means a lot but in the same way – and I don't want to be wrong – I think our fans are so excited to welcome the new stadium, too.feedback

May 13 2017

That doesn't mean they are happy it is the end of White Hart Lane, but that they are excited towards the progress. They are excited to the future of the club. Be sure it will be very, very emotional but at the same time it will be very, very exciting to welcome the new stadium.feedback

May 10 2017 - Manchester United

Luke is still learning how to be an experienced player and it is taking him time to mature. He is growing, maturing and needs to develop psychologically, mentally and tactically.feedback

May 07 2017

Don't forget that Tottenham dropped at the first group stage, and then dropped in the first game in the Europa League [against Gent]. If you consider our games and their games, there is a difference of what, eight games?feedback

May 05 2017

You can find many reasons why we lose. The reality is we didn't score.feedback

May 05 2017

In football there are a lot of topics that make me laugh. We arrived at West Ham after nine games in a row.feedback

May 05 2017

We're still fighting, we're disappointed with the result. Now we must wait for the Chelsea result and then there are three games ahead to play. I think you all know that now it is more difficult to try to catch Chelsea. But we need to try – always to the end, always. I think in the first half we dominated but created few clear chances to score. We're all disappointed. We didn't show the same performance as against Arsenal. I have listened about that [pressure] for many, many weeks. Maybe when you lose it is because of the pressure or a bad performance.feedback

May 05 2017

To win a League or a trophy, there is a key moment and today was a key moment. It's not about playing good or bad, or running more or less. But when you need to win, you win. If you want to be champions you must win. How I don't know. We lose, we concede a goal, football is a game, you can win and lose, unlucky for us we lose today. We tried. I don't change my vision of my team. I'm very proud.feedback

May 05 2017

We were missing a little bit, but we move on and try to finish in the best way the season, still fighting. It is not over. It is true that it will be difficult. Now we have to wait, but thinking that it will be difficult to catch Chelsea.feedback

May 05 2017

It's difficult to keep your level. When we concede they play deeper and it's difficult to create the chance. We miss a little bit of fluidity to play in possession and move the ball quick and try to find the space and break them down. In the end I am calm, disappointed like our players, but we move on.feedback

May 05 2017

I don't like to complain. I'm calm on the touchline, focused on the game to help the team. Maybe when we watch after we can have a different opinion. It wasn't some decisions that changed the game. We didn't play with the same…not intensity, but how we always play. It was difficult.feedback

May 04 2017

We feel very sorry about the situation with Aaron, we wanted from here to send all our wishes that he recovers soon, him and his family. The club is in contact with his agent now, trying to see what we can do to help him. We all feel very sorry. He's a person that was here for nearly 10 years and Tottenham care a lot about his situation, the players, the staff, all the people are very concerned about his situation.feedback

May 04 2017

Chelsea are a team with a lot of experience, players that won World Cups or the Premier League before. It's about trying to win games and points.feedback

May 04 2017

Nothing happens for causality. It is always a consequence [of something else].feedback

May 04 2017

We are in the race and the gap is back to four points. We have another big game against West Ham on Friday, another difficult derby. That could be a chance to put psychological pressure on Chelsea.feedback

May 01 2017

I think today you can see our flexibility in our tactics during the game. How sometimes we had three at the back, four at the back, two at the back with three midfielders, we used the full-backs higher or close inside like a midfielder.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It was a fantastic afternoon. I'm very happy for the players and the fans. To win against Arsenal in the last derby at White Hart Lane, it was emotional for everyone. We tried to pay the supporters back for the energy they gave us. But the most important thing was to keep the gap with Chelsea. We have to keep focusing on our game and now we can say that we are more mature than last season. Today was another chance to see the team learning and improving.feedback

Apr 30 2017

But I have a massive respect for Arsene Wenger. I admire him for what he is doing in a club like Arsenal and it is a fantastic job. I am so happy, but our challenge is and our aim is not only to beat Arsenal but also the 19 teams in the Premier League. Of course I am very happy but I am also so calm as we have four games to play and now it is important to be focused and to try to reduce the gap to Chelsea.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It could be important. We'll see after. We will have the chance to play before and if we are able to win at West Ham...it will be a tough game and a difficult game and if we are able to win we will see what happens. The players were really focused on the Arsenal game and I think they didn't realise what happened at Everton. We (the coaching staff) knew because we were watching, but they were very focused. They did not watch the Chelsea game.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It is four points, with four games to play, all is possible in football and we'll see what happens next week. But now it's important to feel proud, happy, because the last game against Arsenal and all that means for our fans and those who love Tottenham, it was a fantastic afternoon. I am happy, as when always you play a derby like Tottenham, Arsenal it is always important to win.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I think we're playing and fighting for bigger things. If we look at the bigger picture, it's to try to reduce the gap with Chelsea. I think today it's not important, the gap we have with Arsenal. The most important thing is to do our job, try to win games and try to reduce the gap with Chelsea.feedback

Apr 30 2017

When you run more, you have more options to your team-mate when you are in possession. When you don't have the ball, it is to run to try to recover as soon as possible.feedback

Apr 29 2017

You cannot ignore that it is a derby, with all that means, and we are also playing for another big thing, to be alive in the title race. It is a very tough job to be focused and it's true that emotion will be involved – maybe more than in other games. But the team has learned a lot. They know that football is emotion. It will not be new for the team to feel that emotion on Sunday.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Faith and belief are important words. But most important is to feel the faith and the belief when it is running in your blood and your body.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I believe in energía universal. It is connected. Nothing happens for causality. It is always a consequence [of something else]. Maybe, it is one of the reasons that Harry always scores in derbies. I believe in that energy. For me, it exists. That was a very bad period for us.feedback

Apr 28 2017

We are playing from the beginning of the season as if it's the last game at White Hart Lane – the atmosphere, the players, the fans, everyone behaved with amazing energy. You can feel that. Our fans are so excited, and our players too. I think that feeling, that energy - that our fans translate to the team - is amazing. And it is key, to push you and help you to give your best.feedback

Apr 28 2017

It's true that emotion will be involved, more than maybe in other games. But it's a good thing that the team learns a lot, they know that football is emotion; you play with emotion….feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

It's not a motivation, that thing you explained now to me. My motivation is to win, my motivation is to try to win with Tottenham some titles, my motivation is that my players every day can improve and show that we are better than our opponents. I really don't care about that silly celebration that you explain now to me. The advantage is that my English is so bad and I don't read too much or listen too much. We are here to try to help this club achieve things – to be better every day, to be better every season. We want to win and we are focused on that, not on other things.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

We are professional. It is important for us to think for ourselves, to try to achieve our aim and don't think about what happens next to us with our opponent.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

My feeling is now, when you are so close, only four points [behind] – only, but it is massive when there are only five games to play – I will be very disappointed if we don't win the title. In that moment I will start to think of all the good things that have happened this season and then be realistic in analysing the season. I really don't think in which position is Arsenal. Our focus is to try and win every game and try to win the Premier League. Then we will have time to be happy and different things that make our fans happy.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We know what Arsenal means, this game. Our challenge now is to try and reduce the gap to Chelsea again and think about bigger things than only to be above Arsenal.feedback

Apr 27 2017

The last season at Sarrià was very emotional, with a big history. As a player, I felt how emotional it was – the last game against Valencia; the day that the stand came down; how the people cried. It was very, very emotional. And now it's happening at White Hart Lane. Many, many years later, I am living and feeling the same.feedback

Apr 27 2017

They showed great character and personality after a very disappointing weekend. The team is showing we are ready this season to fight.feedback

Apr 27 2017

It's a special season for us at White Hart Lane – we can all feel it. It's very special every time we play. The fans are more open to help the team and the team is more focused, trying to repay the support of the fans. It's a moment in which we feel very comfortable at the stadium and you start to miss it before you leave. Every time you are there, you start to miss it.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It was unbelievable - a very good performance. I think [in the] second half we played much better than in the first half.feedback

Apr 26 2017

The team are now showing we are ready. We are ready this season to fight and, next season, we'll be even better. We are showing that we learned a lot from last season as a team. That is so important because last season was a big challenge. To improve on that season, that was difficult. Last season, the team were fantastic, playing well, and it was a massive challenge to improve again.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Now we have reduced the gap again to four points, but every victory is not to send a message to Chelsea. After every victory, the most important thing for us is you build your confidence, trust and belief. It's more for us than to send a message to our opponents. That for me is good. It's about building confidence, your faith that you can win. Then to fight on the pitch. It's not mind games. It's about building a strong belief, a winning mentality.feedback

Apr 26 2017

You are playing, not thinking about the gap or what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. From our position, you're trying to help the team. As the game finishes, you start to see all (the picture), but the trust and belief and confidence was good.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It was important for us, that victory in a very tough game against a team who were in very good form. We showed great character, personality after a very disappointing weekend. I'm very pleased with my players, a big effort. We played much better in the second half after changing something at half-time. We'd found it hard to move the ball quickly and find the space to move forward and create chances. But, after 97 minutes, we fully deserved the win.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It was a big challenge today, to be still alive in the title race.feedback

Apr 26 2017

The possibility of finishing above Arsenal is not a motivation or a distraction. We are just focusing on trying to beat Arsenal. What happens at the end of the season, we'll see. We'll have time to speak then, but the focus is on winning the next game.feedback

Apr 25 2017

On the replays, it was very funny because nobody touched him. At Tottenham we are doing things and the club has a lot of potential, so there is focus on a talented player.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Qatar

He is playing in Qatar and he was a Barcelona player, he's my enemy. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me. He's Barcelona – a player, a fan, you know. I remember the game when Xavi fell down [in 2009], it wasn't a penalty, but the referee awarded it. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the penalty and Barcelona won the game. Xavi fell and said 'penalty!' and it was given. My relationship with [chairman] Daniel Levy is very close. We have a plan to improve and we will deliver it when we finish the season.feedback

Apr 25 2017

For our fans, it is so clear that all the decisions we take are to try to improve the team, try to be more competitive next season.feedback

Apr 25 2017

The players we want to keep, we will keep, because the chairman said to me: 'We don't need the money. If we sell some players, it is because we want to. We will sell players because of the players we want to sign.feedback

Apr 25 2017

The most important thing is to enjoy the present. I am so sad [about the sudden death of Tottenham's Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu last week] – don't think about the future. In the future we will take the best decisions for the club. After three years you can see how the team is improving every year and all our decisions so far have been good. Trust in the club that we will take the best decision for the club to achieve [our goals], improve next season again. That's the most important thing.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We need to check him and he needs to recover the feeling of the competition after three months. That is difficult for a player after three months. Its difficult but the door is not closed and we are flexible.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Next Sunday it will be three months since he got injured. We will see. Today he started to do some things with the group. We will see how he reacts in the next few days. Then we will see. We have been careful with him but we are happy that he is in a good way. We hope he will be available as soon as possible to be selected.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Manchester United

On Monday, Thierry Henry came to our training ground [to interview Harry Kane for Sky TV] and we remembered the Barcelona v Espanyol game from December 2009, in which Henry played for Barcelona. I was the Espanyol manager. In it, Xavi cheated the referee. He fell down and got a penalty. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored and Barcelona won 1-0. I always remember Xavi for that decision.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Qatar

He's in a period where he loves to talk. He's in Doha. He tries to destroy our focus to win because he hates me. He's Barcelona. I know him very well because I played against him a lot.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Qatar

He's in a period when he loves to talk, he's in Doha [playing for Al Sadd] and listen, he was Barcelona player, he's my enemy. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me because he's Barcelona - player, fans, you know. I know him [Xavi] very well, I played against him a lot and when I was a manager [at Espanyol]. Yesterday there was Thierry [Henry] here and we remembered the game that he cheated the referee. He fell down, it wasn't a penalty, but Ibrahimovic scored for Barcelona and they won the game.feedback

Apr 24 2017

If some clubs are interested in some players it is very clear you need to knock on the door of Daniel Levy. If any player is going to leave the club it is always the club's decision. All the players today have contracts for the next two or three years, minimum, and we're not worried.feedback

Apr 23 2017

It is only me who makes the decision and I think the plan was good. The first goal we conceded there was no tactical problem to do with Sonny's position. The second goal was unlucky because for me it was not a penalty. How many times did you see Moses arrive in the final third? One and that ended with the penalty. That was unlucky. They found time to score four and they had only one corner. We had 11. If you see the stats, it was a completely unfair result. But that is football.feedback

Apr 23 2017

I am confident we will fight till the end of the season. For now it is hard to offer consolation to you, the fans and the players because it is hard to lose in a semi-final but we need to move on and try to prepare for the next game and be as strong.feedback

Apr 22 2017

It is important to speak about the moments of the game. We fought a lot. We tried and scored. The penalty for me was a soft penalty or was not a penalty. To go into the changing room 2-1 down was difficult and again we played well in the second half and scored, but then they came back.feedback

Apr 22 2017

To fight on that level with Chelsea, one of the best teams in England, is a big thing for us. Two years ago it was difficult to think of us being at that level – the semi-finals of the FA Cup and fighting for the Premier League. Now it is a reality.feedback

Apr 22 2017

I cannot change the past. You need to deal with today - the present - to have a better future. I know that if you're a supporter you feel very disappointed today. You always want to win. But with the project and in the moment that we are in I feel very proud. They players are making a fantastic effort. I believe this is an exciting team and it is only a matter of time until we win. We have to be careful how we build the team over the next two years. It was not today, this season, but we will try again next season for sure.feedback

Apr 21 2017

At Spurs, you always like a manager and a player who lifts the trophies. We will arrive there, we are ambitious.feedback

Apr 21 2017

I hope they will continue [to have problems] in this way.feedback

Apr 21 2017

If some clubs are interested in some players it is very clear you need to knock on the door of [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy. If any player is going to leave the club it is always our decision, the club's decision. I invite all the clubs that want players from Tottenham to come to the training ground and visit our chairman Daniel Levy. [Alderweireld] is playing and it is his second season with the club. I don't think anybody has any doubts about Toby.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Then we signed Wanyama and played both, but we had some injuries like Toby [Alderweireld] and Jan [Vertonghen], and Eric was the perfect player to play as a centre back. That is a good thing for the player, the possibility to play in different positions and do well in every one.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Afghanistan

We provided all the tools [for Dier] to be a Premier League player. My first game in charge against West Ham, he started as a centre back, next to Kaboul. Kyle Naughton got a red card, he moved to full-back and scored. That season, he played like a full back, like a centre back but never as a midfielder. Then in the summer, we were looking for a midfielder and we had plenty of options (to buy one), but I decided to play Eric in midfield.feedback

Apr 15 2017

The pressure is on Chelsea to win at Old Trafford and [that] will be very tough for them.feedback

Apr 15 2017

If they fail, we are there. It will be fantastic if [after that game] the gap is still four points. Four points is still a lot. They are the favourites and they are on the top. We are fighting for ourselves and to be there and play for the top four. For the second consecutive season we are there and it's fantastic for the club. I'm very pleased. The performance was fantastic. I'm very happy for the players and the fans.feedback

Apr 15 2017

Leicester fully deserved the title but now, I think you understand more our behaviour against Chelsea. Now, you recognise that the situation was so, so difficult for us.feedback

Apr 15 2017

We fought against everyone and we spent a lot of energy. But now we are focused on fighting only our opponent when we play. Now, it is fair play. It's so fair play. Nobody is against Tottenham and I think it is a [fair] competition. I feel it's up to Chelsea and then, it's up to us or the teams behind us. I feel it's fair play today.feedback

Apr 15 2017

The world tried to kill Tottenham last season. It was good if you heard before Palace-Arsenal from Ranieri. We recognised that the world was, for us, trying to help Leicester. When I told you that last season, maybe you thought: 'This guy is a little bit crazy.' But now that you hear from him, I think you can put [yourself] in my position and the players' position. It was so, so difficult because the team that all the world tried to kill was Tottenham in second place. It was impossible to understand why.feedback

Apr 15 2017

If they don't get any points, it would be fantastic but Chelsea would still be the favourites to win the title. Four points is still a lot.feedback

Apr 15 2017

It was very good to hear that comment from Ranieri because it means a lot. It means a lot. We learned a lot from last season. There was a very bad period at the end when we spent a lot of energy fighting against Leicester but also against West Bromwich, against Chelsea, against the media, against the people.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Manchester United

There is big pressure to win when you are a big club. But for me the best example in football in many years was Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson – and what he created with young talent from the academy or from England. It created the core of a team that won everything. That is a good example for me. From day one, when we arrived at Southampton, we always said to you, the fans and the coaches that the most important thing was to show belief and faith in the young talent in England. One of our challenges in the last four years was to show the English people that the talent exists here.feedback

Apr 13 2017

I think he should win – he deserves it. I am very pleased for all those nominated.feedback

Apr 13 2017

He has a reputation and he deserves it.feedback

Apr 09 2017

I am so happy for him because, yes, I always knew the relationship from day one was tough. Was friendly, lovely, but tough too because it's like when you have your son, you love him, but sometimes you have to be tough.feedback

Apr 09 2017

He's special. He's a bit different to all the players that play now at his age. He's so experienced. His energy, his character, his quality. I think he is a unique player. He's different to another, it's so difficult to compare to another. He's a great. First of all a great kid, I think he's a lovely, lovely person. And then he is a great player. And then, he is so young he can improve a lot, he can learn a lot, his potential is massive. But every day he's improving, and every day he gets more mature. He's improving in his skills, but in his character as well.feedback

Apr 09 2017

It's true, yes my relationship is good with him. He is a really, really lovely person and that makes us very happy because he's enjoying his football. I remember after a game many people criticised me, killed me, killed him and time has shown we are right to support him. To give love, because he is so young.feedback

Apr 08 2017

They [the players] talk for us on the pitch and we are very pleased and very proud of that performance. Watford started with good energy, massive motivation to play against us, and to be patient was one of the keys.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We look at us, we need to see us. It's important that we compete against us. It is true that we feel free because we are in the second position. The gap is four but they have one game more to play. We have to try to win games and be ready if Chelsea fail. I'm very happy with the performance. We need to keep pushing. We're in a good position. We have great momentum. Belief is here. I think the team deserve full credit because the energy and the way that we played was fantastic – 4-0 but I think we deserved more goals.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We played really well. We played with a very good energy, very clear in the way that we tried to beat Watford.feedback

Apr 08 2017

After 15 minutes we controlled and dominated the game and the three points are fully deserved.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I'm not doubting Harry Kane. If he plays from the beginning or not, I think there's no doubt that Harry is one of our best players. In Barcelona, Messi was injured for a month but Barcelona were still winning, and then when Messi's available again, you don't say 'hmm, I don't know'. Different names, I can't tell you. But there's no doubt Harry's one of the best players that we have. It's very good news for him and for us. He's an important player for us, and for him to be available for us is great.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We are happy, he's ready, maybe normally after one month out you need to feel the competition. But he's a special player, he tries to push himself a lot. We do need to decide tomorrow if he will be in the starting XI or on the bench. But the good news is he's back. And he's our main striker. What Harry means for the team is a massive boost for us and it's fantastic news.feedback

Apr 08 2017

He's always desperate to play, he's always pushing you to try to let him train, play, and score goals. His character is unbelievable.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I think we are more strong with Kane and ready to fight again. I think this is very important. You use a lot of players in the squad and all the players are very important in the season.feedback

Apr 07 2017

It is difficult enough to affect your own team, even when you are with them every day. Now it is up to them to win the league. We are in a position where we need to do our job, win games and put pressure on them. But it's true that if after the last eight games of the season they haven't won the league, it will be tough for them to accept. I don't believe in mind games. The 'mind game' is to provide my team with belief and character, which we showed at Swansea [in a 3-1 victory].feedback

Apr 06 2017

I believe that we can win every game if we play like [we did against Swansea] - and then we'll see. It's important to go game by game and be focusing on our opponent, and on ourselves. This was another example football is a collective matter. It was a massive moment [when Son scored to put Spurs 2-1 ahead] because how we turned it around was unbelievable. We're still pushing, believing, pressuring the opponent [Chelsea]. It means a lot. We realised the three points would be fantastic for us. From the touchline, you must translate confidence, trust and belief.feedback

Apr 06 2017

We allowed them to believe because we conceded a goal, but the most important thing for us was to show collective faith and spirit.feedback

Apr 06 2017

We started the game well and created chances in the first few minutes. We maybe feel that the game is going to be easy.feedback

Apr 05 2017

I respect Antonio Conte very much. I didn't hear him say that, but it's true if you compare us with Chelsea in the last 10 years, Chelsea have won titles and we haven't. To create the winning mentality you need this type of game, belief, and you need time. It's important to show that we learned, because maybe last season this was a game we would've lost.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We hope Hugo will be well again. Victor wasn't 100% to be in the team or on the bench, but we hope to have him back on the weekend.feedback

Apr 03 2017

If we are focused only on the next game and nothing after, and if we are positive, I think we can get the three points but first of all we need to play. We need to be better than Swansea and it's sure we will need to fight a lot against them.feedback

Apr 03 2017

He twisted his ankle but we need to see what happened in his ankle on the scan.feedback

Apr 03 2017

That's a good lesson for us all. Belief is the most important thing in football. Not quality, running or being strong but belief, faith and fight. Nothing is impossible in football and that is our idea, our philosophy. We need to keep going in that direction and it is true the Premier League is tough to play in, and to win every game and compete. It's so competitive. But can it [catch Chelsea] happen? Yes, of course, it can happen and in our mind we must be positive to try to dream and give our best.feedback

Apr 03 2017

We hope there is no big issue. But it is true it will be difficult for him to play again this season.feedback

Apr 03 2017

I think the momentum is good for us. We feel good, we trust in ourselves, in the way we play. We are a real contender now for the top four and that is very good news for us. I think today if we assess the season I think it's fantastic. We are there, second in the table, and now in the last period we must focus and concentrate and try to do our best and take the fight to them.feedback

Apr 03 2017

It's a big, big gap. Seven points is a massive difference. There's still a lot of work to do. And it's true that Chelsea, two years ago they won the Premier League and I think 80% of their players have experienced the pressure. They can win and they can lose but it's not about pressure for them, or stress.feedback

Apr 02 2017

It's a problem in his ankle. Now, we need to wait for results. We hope it won't be a big issue but we'll see. It's sad, always. Harry is very young and an important player for us and it's always bad news when a player gets an injury.feedback

Mar 31 2017

I must give all the credit to my staff and the sports science team, all the medical staff, because they have created a new Mousa Dembele who is strong and can play regularly. If you are honest, you would agree with me. We provide individual training plans to every player and Mousa started to work very hard. We are very happy with him.feedback

Mar 31 2017

I always tell him: 'Mousa, when I write my book, you will be one of my genius players, who I have been lucky to meet. One was Maradona. The others were Ronaldinho, Okocha and De La Pena. We have always told Mousa that if we had taken him at 18 or 19, he would have become one of the best players in the world. I would love to have taken him on at 18. He didn't play too much in his first season (Dembele made only 10 league starts in the 2014-15 campaign) as he always had physical problems.feedback

Mar 31 2017

Now I think it's very difficult situation, very tough for him. He needs our love, our support, and to make sure that all is going well. I hope all is going well on Saturday and then he starts to think about his recovery as soon as possible.feedback

Mar 31 2017

I have tried to remind my players that football is not only when you have the ball. Football is also when you do not have the ball too. To fight, to press, to challenge with your opponent. Not wait and be passive.feedback

Mar 31 2017

I did it today again. I challenged with Cameron and hurt my hand. He crushed everyone in the box. You know I like to fight with the players to show them I am stronger than them, mentally and physically. Sometimes physically I lose the challenge because they are physically stronger, but I am stronger here (points to head). The Premier League is a very hard league. You can play all the nice football and tiki-taka, but in the Premier League sometimes you must fight to win. When you play Burnley you must play well with the ball, but when you don't have it you must be ready to fight.feedback

Mar 31 2017

We need to be aggressive and proactive and to try to challenge the opponent. That is how we are every single training session playing football, but fighting too.feedback

Mar 31 2017

I always say 'Mousa, in my book, you will be one of my genius players that I have been lucky to meet'. One was Maradona, Ronaldinho, Okocha and De La Pena. He was a genius too and Mousa Dembele. We always tell him that 'if we had taken you at eighteen or nineteen years old, you would have become one of the best players in the world'. I would have loved to have taken him on at 18.feedback

Mar 30 2017

That season, he played like a full back, like a centre back but never as a midfielder. Then in the summer, we were looking for a midfielder and we had plenty of options (to buy one), but I decided to play Eric in midfield. I created a system that he felt comfortable in. He played like a midfielder without the ball, but with the ball he was a third centre back. You can see in possession he dropped in between the centre backs or between the full back and the centre back, and always we play with three.feedback

Mar 30 2017

People say now Chelsea changed the system, but no we played always the three in possession. Out of possession, Eric moved in front and without the ball he tried to press and play like a midfielder. Then we signed Wanyama and played both, but we had some injuries like Toby (Alderweireld) and Jan (Vertonghen), and Eric was the perfect player to play as a centre back. That is a good thing for the player, the possibility to play in different positions and do well in every one.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I am an Espanyol supporter and I don't speak too much. It's like if Daniel Levy sacked me in a few years, it would be impossible to manage Arsenal. In football it's difficult to keep values, to stay loyal with heart and emotion. But, for me, it's more important to be loyal. I am an Espanyol fan, I love Espanyol and now Tottenham. For me, it would be impossible one day to move to Arsenal. It would be impossible.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I'm an Espanyol supporter – I think then I don't need to speak too much. It is like one day if [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy sacks me in a few years, for me it would be impossible to manage Arsenal. In football it is difficult to keep values like loyalty but, to me, loyalty and honesty come before being a manager or a player. I am an Espanyol fan and I love Espanyol. Now I am at Tottenham it would be impossible for me to move to Arsenal one day.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I don't like to speak about rumours, but it was true that I saw Bartomeu by coincidence in a bar in Barcleona, last Tuesday.feedback

Mar 19 2017

[The rivalry with Arsenal] creates speculation for the media, but the aim for us is always to win the next game. The aim is the next game. It's difficult because there's 10 days without our players on the international break, but we hope all will come back in good condition. To get the three points, you always have to work hard. Southampton are a very good team with very good players and it was difficult, but in the end I think we deserved the victory.feedback

Mar 18 2017

We can trust in the players that can replace him. We are fully confident in the squad and team, and we hope that we will win games and finish in a very good way.feedback

Mar 18 2017 - Manchester United

It's easy to say we need better players on the bench behind Harry Kane, but it's complicated for offensive players who are behind Diego Costa, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez or Zlatan Ibrahimovic at big teams. He is motivated and confident. He is feeling a little bit of relief as his first goal from open play and that is important. I am happy in the way that he trained this week too. It is true that we will miss Harry, as he is one of the best strikers in the world. But what can we do now.feedback

Mar 17 2017

You see different players arrive this season, there's a lot of examples….when you have a main striker like Harry Kane, it's difficult for a second or third striker to take his place.feedback

Mar 17 2017

We will see. But it was good last season to finish badly and finish third. It was the best position in the history of the Premier League for Tottenham. I hope we finish badly and maybe win a trophy or finish second!feedback

Mar 17 2017 - Manchester United

It's easy to say we need better players on the bench behind Harry Kane, but it's complicated for offensive players who are behind Diego Costa, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez or Zlatan Ibrahimovic at big teams. He's very young and came from Holland, a different league, the adaptation is difficult but he's in the process to learn and improve. It's only his first season in England.feedback

Mar 12 2017

He twisted his ankle. Now we wait, assess and see what happened. It is the same ankle as he injured against Sunderland. We hope it's not a big issue but it looks similar [to the injury earlier in the season]. It will be difficult for him to play against Southampton.feedback

Mar 12 2017

Harry was in the boot afterwards because in a situation like this, the doctor is cautious. Before a scan, the doctor tries to immobilise the joint, with a boot and crutches – to try to avoid any [further] problems.feedback

Mar 12 2017

It's the same ankle as before in the Sunderland game. Now, it's a matter of waiting. We will assess it tomorrow and, after tomorrow, we will see what happens. It's difficult. It looks a similar situation to Sunderland. It was a similar action. It's sure it will be difficult for him to play against Southampton on Sunday but we need to wait now and see what happens.feedback

Mar 12 2017

Harry is our main striker, one of the best in England, but we can't cry about it now. We have to be positive. We have enough players to try and replace him. It won't be an excuse if we don't win or achieve our aims because Harry is not in the team.feedback

Mar 12 2017

It's true that the gap is seven points and I would like to be closer than seven points, but I think if you keep going in that way, maybe we will achieve it in the end, if they (Chelsea) fail. It's up to us to keep our form and to be a little bit lucky if Chelsea fail. We need to be there, I told you before it's not up to us of course, but it's up to us to be ready if they fail. And I think this was very important for us to get three points and keep second place and try now to be focusing on the next game in the FA Cup. It's another competition and we want to go as far as possible.feedback

Mar 11 2017

In the last few weeks she has not been coming to White Hart Lane so I said, better you stay at home because we keep winning. I was mad. When we finished the game, I saw my phone and my wife said, Oh, what did you do? You lost your head when Dele scored?' Never again', my wife said.feedback

Mar 11 2017

She only tells me once – that is enough.feedback

Mar 05 2017

You can concede some goals – that is football. We lacked concentration at the end but we deserved the victory and played very well. We were fantastic in the first half, we dominated the chances of the game and played with a high tempo. It is true that maybe 3-2 looks like it was tough but I think we did much better than Everton. We showed good quality. Everton had played very well in the last few months, so we knew it was a good challenge for us.feedback

Mar 05 2017

The fantastic three points keep us in a very good position in the table, fighting for the top four, top six. Now it is one week clear to try and prepare for the FA Cup against Millwall here. We are in a good way and need to keep going.feedback

Mar 05 2017

It is another fantastic achievement for the group. We feel very proud about that. We make history with this group, they are young players and it is only the start of good things that are coming in the future. I am very pleased for the players. This is a fantastic club with our supporters and I am very happy and proud to have broken the record here. The atmosphere is great and we can feel that. We are in a very good position here. It was a great result and fantastic performance. I am disappointed with their second goal but without that we played very well.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I always try to be honest and fair. I am very happy with Vincent's reaction over the last few weeks and how he is training now. He realised the need to fight on the training ground and try to give me the trust and the confidence for after to give the possibility to play. I think he took a very good way now to try to fight for his place here.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I saw, because it's a big list - 100 names! It's like if I go, I saw a list of 50, not 100 names, to replace me. Like always, I tell you. I know the business very well. I was born not with a bull, but a ball in my arms. Ball, not bull. I understand very well the business and you do, too.feedback

Mar 03 2017

What I'm trying to explain is that I know very well the business, the football. Because when I was born, it's true – my mum and my dad put not a bull, a ball in my arms. It's a metaphorical example to say that I understand football, the business. I understand that my name will be on a list.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I can only say I am happy here. I understand the business, I understand my name is on some lists. It is normal in football today.feedback

Mar 03 2017

But I trust that he can play Sunday. If not, if he is a risk, he will not be in the squad.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I saw it's a big list, 100 names. Like I always told you it's a business I know very well. I was born with a ball in my arms and I understand very well the business. I don't take it as flattering. For me Tottenham is one of the biggest clubs. We play very good football, [have an] exciting team and very good players. It's normal we catch the attention of other clubs and football people. We are part of that business and our names always appear on the lists. But at the end of the game when it got cold, it appeared more painful.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I don't take this as being flattering. I just understand that we are at one of the biggest clubs in Europe – because, for me, Tottenham is one of the biggest clubs – and you can see that we play very good football, we have an exciting team and very good players. So it's normal that we've called the attention of the rest of the clubs, of football people around the world. We are one of the exciting teams to watch but I don't take it as flattering. Only that we are part of that business and our names always appear on the lists.feedback

Mar 03 2017

It's a big list – 100 names. It's like if I go [from Tottenham] – I see a list of 50 names to replace me. Not 100! I always tell you, I know it [the football business] very well. I understand very well the business and you do, too.feedback

Mar 03 2017

No, what I'm trying to explain is that I know very well the business, the football. When I was born, my mum and my dad put not a bull but a ball in my arms. It's a metaphorical example to say that I understand football and the business. I understand that my name will be on a list.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I don't want to speak because if you speak too much or if you speak, it's possible that people can twist my words. I can only say that I am happy here [at Tottenham]. I understand the business and I can understand that my name is on some list – like if I go and there appears some list of managers who are at other clubs. It's normal in football today.feedback

Mar 03 2017

I was born with a ball in my arms. Not a bull, a ball.feedback

Feb 11 2017

It is difficult to fight for the Premier League if you show that performance, that lack of desire to play for a win. If you start a game like we start then it is very difficult.feedback

Feb 04 2017

It's a problem with his ankle. He's in the hospital now and we need to wait for the results. We're still waiting on Harry Winks but Victor Wanyama got a big knock on his back and hopefully it's not a big issue for him. Harry Kane is good, he's doing things on the pitch and may be back in a few weeks.feedback

Feb 04 2017

I'm very proud because it was a really tough game for us. We showed great character and I'm very proud and pleased because the performance in the second half was very good. This win is massive for us - we have to be there if Chelsea fail and we are there. We are fighting for the Premier League. When you reduce the gap to seven points it's completely different to 10 points - we just have to be there if Chelsea fail and want to be there until the end of the season.feedback

Jan 05 2017

It is so important now to try and win trophies, that is our aim. I think still we are in the race. It's true that it will be difficult but we will see what happens.feedback

Jan 05 2017

I can understand our fans being excited about finishing above Arsenal, but I don't feel the same because for me it is about trying to win the title.feedback

Jan 01 2017

It's going to be tough for both teams but we play at White Hart Lane and need to be aggressive. We will be very confident and will try to show we are better then them.feedback

Jan 01 2017

Chelsea arrive in very good shape - us too after the last few games. It will be a very tough game and a great opportunity for us to try to stop them and try to reduce the gap. It's important, I think it's important for us and for the Premier League to try to win and try to stop them and reduce the gap.feedback

Mar 10 2016

I am very disappointed with the result. It was a bad day in the office but we need to accept that.feedback

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