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​Tottenham boss Pochettino still rankled over Arsenal counterpart Wenger comments

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger was wrong to question Spurs lack of recent silverware.

"I'm so young and (have) only (been) five years in the Premier League, in two clubs Southampton and Tottenham, but there's no point to talk about another team," Pochettino said.

"Praise? Of course we receive praise. Football is not only to win trophies; it's the circumstances of different clubs.

"He is and will always be one of the best managers in the world, I respect him, but I think he needs to talk for himself and for Arsenal.

"He is a special manager, but everyone sometimes makes a mistake and for me he made a mistake to talk about us or a different team."

Ahead of the FA Cup fourth round game at Newport, Pochettino said: "It's always massive and very important thing to win trophies with your club. We wish and we hope that one day we can provide to the club one, two or many trophies.

"It's true that we need to work hard on that but it's not easy when you compete in a league like in England, when you compete with massive clubs; it always makes winning a trophy more difficult.

"We need to create our own history and our own history is very young because it's only about the three-and-a-half years I've had here.

"With the history you are not going to win titles, you need to create something special and win. When we talk about the history, you do not win with the history - you win with the present.

"We respect the history but today the circumstances are completely different."

Ian Ferris
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