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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Poch: 'We can make history'

Christian Eriksen could be leaving Spurs.
Christian Eriksen could be leaving Spurs.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told his side they must "write history" as their attention now turns to the Champions League final next month.

Spurs signed off their domestic campaign yesterday by drawing 2-2 with Everton, booking a fourth successive top-four finish in the Premier League.

Christian Eriksen's free-kick earned a point for Spurs after quickfire Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun goals overturned Eric Dier's early opener.

With the biggest game in European club football against Liverpool to come on June 1, Pochettino can sniff the glory.

"I think we can make history," he said. "We are creating history because we are making it, but if we can win we will write history and change the perception of this amazing club.

"Of course the club and the fans and we all deserve to be focused on the way and how we can win the final.

"That is the principle objective, there's not another objective." Although they missed out on a fourth top-three spot in a row, Pochettino ranks this campaign, regardless of what happens in Madrid, as the best of his five years in charge.

Spurs have been battling against the odds from the start of the season, as they have come up against a crippling injury list, went through two transfer windows without making any signings and did not get into their own stadium until April.

"Four top-four finishes, four Champions League qualifications and the cherry on the cake will be the Champions League final," Pochettino added.

"This group of players deserve so much credit."

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