Thursday 18 July 2019

Poch' focus on Cup

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham face a tricky trip to Newport today in the FA Cup fourth round as Spurs look to take one step closer to lifting their first major trophy since 2008.

But, to win silverware Pochettino admits his team must find more consistency across all competitions.

"If we are not capable of creating that mentality then we can win games but not win trophies," Pochettino said.

"We are in that process that one training session is important, one game against Real Madrid or Manchester United. When you play in the FA Cup, it's important like when you play in the Premier League or Champions League or League Cup.

"That is the most difficult job for us today, that everyone is conscious that when you train or play in every day you give your best, but for that you need to prepare yourself."

Pochettino has also hailed Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko, saying: "He is the only player who gives or provides balance in those transitions - offensive to defensive, defensive to offensive - in the team."

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