While Pochettino is clearly keen to downplay expectations and turn up the heat on Antonio Conte and his players, the Argentinian is nonetheless confident in his own side and believes they can be one of the last two teams standing in the cup. It is hard to win trophies.
Manchester United lead all clubs with 25 PREMIER LEAGUE selections over the past 10 years, including goalkeeper David de Gea this season.
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is scheduled to speak at a pre-match media conference at 1415 BST on Friday afternoon, where he will be questioned about Cahill’s condition.
Following their Cup duel at Wembley tomorrow, the sides will fight it out for the Premier League trophy with just four points between them in the table.
It is nine years since Tottenham won the League Cup for their last major trophy, while their wait to be crowned English champions stretches back to 1961. “That’s the most hard step to achieve”.
“You compare that with our players”. “If we only see the data we improved a lot”. “He’s okay, he’s doing well, he’s still not with the group but he’s at a very good level”.
They are four points behind Chelsea with six matches remaining having hauled themselves into contention with a blistering run of seven successive wins.
Their record at Wembley, however, has been poor. On form and results, Spurs have the best team in England since the start of 2017, but Chelsea are a formidable side.
“Is Wembley an advantage or a disadvantage?”
“I would love to be here (Spurs) for as long as possible because it’s a club with history, a club that is the most popular in London, more than Arsenal and Chelsea, ‘ Pochettino told Cadena Ser”.
“We are talking about one of the best teams in Europe”.
“When the season finishes we can have those discussions about our own players and potential targets”.
Pochettino also responded to reports that defender Toby Alderweireld has rejected a new contract offer from the club, amid interest from Inter Milan.
“We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is now in hospital after collapsing at our training centre earlier today”, the Premier League club said in a statement.
Twenty eight years later, Arsenal got a win of their own as a Cliff Bastin goal secured a 1-0 victory in the semi final, although they went on to lose the final.
“They’ve dealt with it well though and they will always create chances because of the type of players that they have”.