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Tottenham have big calls to make about the future, says Pochettino


By Jonathan Veal

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are at a crossroads and believes it will be impossible to continue overachieving in the manner they have.

Spurs are on course for a fourth successive top-four Premier League finish and are in the semi-finals of the Champions League, all done against the backdrop of their £1bn stadium being built, a crippling injury list and no signings in the last two transfer windows.

Pochettino previously said the completion of the club's stadium represents the closing of a five-year chapter, but he does not know what comes next, only that it will be tough to carry on operating in the same manner.

"We're going to have time to talk," he said ahead of today's clash with Bournemouth. "Now we're focused on finishing the season. But if you ask me if we can repeat this next season, I cannot guess.

"When we finish the season I think it's a moment to close a five-year chapter, to analyse, to talk a lot and to give the real value of that period. It was amazing.

"The problem is, what do we want for the next chapter? Now we've finished the training ground, finished the stadium.

"What does the club want to achieve in the next one, two, three, four or five years and what are the fans going to expect?

"There's many things to talk about and put on the table, and then try to be realistic. We cannot live like we have lived in the last five years. We achieved a lot. We overachieved maybe.

"Because of our ambition, the way that we work, we're here now in a very good position. But what next?"

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