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Tottenham boss Pochettino stands by comments talking down FA Cup

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino stands by his comments about the FA Cup.

Pochettino claimed Tottenham's draw at Juventus in the Champions League sent shockwaves around the world but winning the FA Cup would go largely unnoticed.

But Pochettino, whose side face Rochdale in the FA Cup tomorrow, said: “Of course that result at Juventus changes everything, the perception across the world.

"The draw with Juventus was massive. It was seen around the world because people watch the Champions League.

“It's the best competition in the world.

“To win domestic cups would be fantastic for our fans but nothing really changes after that.

“Yet after our performance against Juventus, we have a lot of new fans. That is the truth. People have been calling me from Argentina and everywhere and saying 'Wow, Tottenham, Tottenham, Tottenham.'

"Our fans were excited. Nearly 3,000 were there and that shows what they think about that competition.

“Our aim is to set a foundation that Spurs fans can enjoy for the rest of their lives. Three and a half years ago the club wasn't in a position to compete in the best competitions.

“That was the reality. Now we have started to change that image of Tottenham."

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