Yesterday’s 4-1 thumping of Liverpool at Wembley seriously impressed the Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern and set them up for a truly wonderful end to the weekend, as well as making this Monday morning a little easier.
Indeed, Spurs’ Wembley woe seems to be over now and life is good in north London under Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine coach is the darling of English football right now, having taken this Tottenham side so far and developing a lorry load of English talent along the way.
One of those, Harry Kane, was recently the subject of a spat between ‘Poch’ and Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola, who called Tottenham the ‘Harry Kane team.’ Pochettino labelled the Spaniard ‘disrespectful’ as a result and, while the matter looks to be all cleared up now, a report in the Sun suggests his argument with the former Barcelona coach could have a negative impact on Spurs.
According to their story, arguing with Guardiola – a Barcelona icon – has reportedly made him all the more attractive to Real Madrid. Indeed, Los Blancos are said to be keen on the former Southampton coach as a potential long-term replacement for Zinedine Zidane and his barbs with a man who brought so much success to their bitter rivals is believed to have enhanced ‘his credentials’.
There probably isn’t any danger in losing Pochettino right now. Not only is he at Spurs for the long haul, Zidane is currently in charge of perhaps the most successful team in Europe since that famous Barcelona side managed by Guardiola.