Betis have also been linked.
“There’s no point to talk about another team”, said Pochettino, whose Spurs side finished above Arsenal in the Premier League last season and lead them this term.
The Frenchman admits his job now hinges on a positive Champions League campaign, but with in-form Paris Saint-Germain lying in wait in the last 16, his days in Madrid look numbered. The pressure is on Zidane regardless of his legendary status at the club and his winning record.
Pochettino took exception to Wenger’s analysis.
Zizou’s European champs were shocked in the cup this week by Leganes and are 19 points off leaders Barcelona in La Liga.
To some onlookers, Pochettino would look an obvious candidate.
“You are not mature, you are so young and that is football, in the Premier League, that is easy, no?”
Together, those two transfers will cost PSG more than 400 million euros ($490 million) once they complete Mbappe’s permanent deal from Monaco at the end of this season. In my mind, it’s not a League Two team. Meanwhile, the work done by Pochettino at Spurs is nothing short of sensational. It’s probably the biggest job in the world but with it come huge demands.
Sissoko has been widely criticised for his performances since his £30million move from Newcastle United 18 months ago but Pochettino would like to see him given more credit.
“Before he signed a contract extension in May 2016 he had a buy-out clause that Real Madrid could have activated”. But I am coach, I am a club employee. We need to give our best or we’re going to have a massive problem.
Tottenham are next in action when they take on Newport County in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.
‘Christian is a fantastic player. He has a good squad, but he needs to build that squad a bit more in the summer. Lamela, has yet to win over fans and reach his potential.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has responded to speculation he could be targeted by Real Madrid as a possible replacement for Zinedine Zidane.