Despite the collapse towards the end of the season last term, the Tottenham Hotspur fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern remain as infatuated by Mauricio Pochettino as ever.
The Argentine coach has earned a place in the hearts of the White Hart Lane faithful after his stellar work in North London over the past two years.
Now, the former Southampton boss has talked up the feeling of goodwill that has engulfed the club so much in recent months.
As reported by ESPN, the 44-year-old has revealed he believes his players are not motivated by money, despite the increasingly wealthy nature of life in the English top tier.
Christian Eriksen has recently penned a new deal with the club, one that is thought to see the Dane rake in a cool £75k a week. In stark contrast, the likes of Wayne Rooney are said to earn over £250k per week.
Still, Pochettino has praised his players for wanting to play for the club for reasons other than monetary gain.
“Our power is not on the financial side,” he explained.
“Our power is our facilities, the way we play. It is in the way our supporters show passion. I think Tottenham is a very big club for players that have passion and want to play — not only for money but to achieve things and enjoy football.
”Maybe we need to ask people outside Tottenham, but we feel inside that Tottenham is a very special team for players who want to enjoy football.”
“I can tell you that the players we have are not motivated only for money. That is very important. They feel they want to play for Tottenham.”
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