Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he will quit Tottenham and go out on a high if they can go on and win the Champions League. Tottenham have a rescue mission to perform in Amsterdam tonight as they are trailing Ajax 1-0 from the Champions League semi-final first leg last week, but as Liverpool proved against Barcelona, anything is possible in football.
For Spurs to win the Champions League would be an incredible achievement given the circumstances. They have not signed any players for 18 months, they have had a crippling injury list all season and have played most of the year at Wembley.
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And Pochettino hinted that winning the competition with Spurs would leave him looking for “something different”. Asked whether he thought winning the Champions League would have been possible five years ago, he said: “Winning the Champions League? It should be fantastic, no? Close the five-year chapter and go home.”
Pushed on the matter further and asked whether he was joking, he added: “It’s not a joke, why? To win the Champions League with Tottenham in these circumstances this season, maybe I need to think about maybe doing something different in the future. Because to repeat this miracle, you know”