Carabao Cup: Winning the EPL, UCL our priority – Pochettino

Carabao Cup: Winning the EPL, UCL our priority – Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that his team would prioritise the Premier League and Champions League ahead of the English cup competitions.

He made this revelation while speaking to the media ahead of his team’s third round Carabao Cup tie against Barnsley.

“The project here at Tottenham is to try to win the Premier League or the Champions League,” Pochettino said.

“For me, those are the two big trophies. Okay, I would love to win the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup for our fans. But Tottenham must build a project with the possibility to fight for the Champions League or Premier League.

“Sorry, first of all it is the Premier League and then the Champions League. If we are going to try to win the Carabao Cup or FA Cup, and forget the Premier League or Champions League, it’s a big mistake,” he added.

Pochettino continues, “I think, what it means for a big team to win trophies, is to win the Premier League or Champions League.”

The Argentine coach who is yet to lift a trophy in his three years at the North London club then uses Wigan to buttress his point saying “in my second season at Southampton, Wigan won the FA Cup. Where is Wigan today, with all my respect? League One.

“Look, that is the most important example – of course, I would like to win trophies but first of all we’ll fight for the Premier League or the Champions League,” he concluded.

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