'Proud' Mauricio Pochettino hints at Spurs stay despite Champions League final defeat

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Mauricio Pochettino consoles Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur following defeat in the Champions League Final (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Mauricio Pochettino consoles Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur following defeat in the Champions League Final (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he is likely to stay at Tottenham despite defeat in the Champions League final.

Pochettino has been linked with a move away from north London with the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan reportedly keen on his services.

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However, speaking to BT Sport following a disappointing 2-0 loss to Liverpool in Madrid, the Argentine suggested he would be keen on continuing his work at Spurs as they chase major honours.

"I'm so happy and pleased to manage this group of players,” he said.

"When you are in this situation, you want to repeat it.

"Hopefully we can repeat it in the future.

"We're always going to try and hope it can happen again as soon as possible"

Mauricio Pochettino gives instructions during the Champions League Final (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Mauricio Pochettino gives instructions during the Champions League Final (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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A second-minute penalty from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi’s late strike condemned Spurs to defeat in their first-ever Champions League final.

However, Pochettino feels the team performed admirably enough on the big stage despite that early setback and praised his players’ efforts.

"We need to feel very proud of all our efforts, how we fight to get to this final,” he added. “We were very unlucky to concede that early goal from the penalty.

“We played so well in the second half.

“I feel so proud. To go one down so early is a tough situation. It changed our plans completely.

“It was our first Champions League final. We can be optimistic for the future."

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