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Thursday 24 May 2018

Pochettino tells Spurs to 'take risks' in summer

Tottenham 5-4 Leicester City

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Mauricio Pochettino will tell Daniel Levy Tottenham must "take risks" to win trophies, when the pair sit down for crunch talks next week.

Pochettino once again refused to be drawn on whether he will remain at Spurs' helm next season, after his side's 5-4 win over Leicester at Wembley sealed a third-place Premier League finish.

Former Argentina defender Pochettino has frequently been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid, but insisted he will meet Spurs chairman Levy next week to plot his and the club's way forward. "We need to talk a lot between us and the club," said Pochettino.

"I think I have a very clear idea what we need to do; I don't know if the club will be agreeing with me or not.

"But we are going to talk, next week, to create the new project, or what I think what we need to do, together again, to try to improve. That is a little bit up to Daniel (Levy) of course, to the club, to be happy with us, because after four years I think we need to assess that period.

"If we want to play and be real contenders for big, big trophies, yes, we need to review a little. First of all I need to speak with Daniel, then we will know what we are going to do. Until today it was so difficult to talk about the future.

"I think Daniel is going to listen to me. But you know me and sometimes I have some crazy ideas.

"I think it's a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again."

Harry Kane and Erik Lamela both scored twice as Spurs edged out Leicester, who got a brace from Jamie Vardy with Riyad Mahrez and Kelechi Iheanacho also on target.

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