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All at Spurs deserve silverware: Pochettino

 

By Tom Allnutt

Mauricio Pochettino will make sure he celebrates Tottenham qualifying for the Champions League again, but admits the supporters "deserve a trophy".

Spurs booked a third successive year in Europe's elite club competition, in a season where they played at Wembley and all the other teams around them spent massively.

They could finish third if they beat Leicester tomorrow in their final league game and Pochettino will enjoy their success before plotting a Premier League title challenge for 2018/19.

"Last season we finished second, but it is not enough because we didn't win the Premier League," the boss said. "And this season, again, despite playing at Wembley, still (for) some the situation is that, 'Oh yes, but the team needs to win some titles...'

"Yes, after four years we never celebrate. I am going to celebrate with my people. I am going to celebrate with my staff, Jesus (Perez), because I think for us it is a massive achievement and of course not enough - because we want to win titles.

"It is not the only thing in football to win titles, but to win in every single aspect I think this club, this group of players, people working here and fans deserve to celebrate some trophy."

To challenge next season Spurs will probably have to spend big, but Pochettino still believes his way can be successful.

"One way is to spend money. Another is what we are doing, to create players, like in the case of Harry Kane, Dele Alli," he said.

"It's a different way. When we arrived, (the aim) was to be focused in trying to provide discipline, the philosophy to create the platform to be competitive and work with the resources."

Pochettino still has three years on his contract at Spurs and said of his future: "I don't know, but today it is 100% because I have a three-year contract here. But tomorrow I don't know what is going to happen."

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