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Tottenham boss Pochettino still loves Southampton

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he still loves former club Southampton.

Spurs meet Saints this weekend for the first time since Pochettino's departure.

"I don't know [if the fans love me]," he said. "I love Southampton. I love a lot of people.

"That year-and-a-half in my life was an amazing period and I left, but this is another thing. I have amazing memories from Southampton.

"I know it's football. Now I am happy that they are happy at the beginning of the season and for me that is enough.

"In football, you deserve, you don't deserve [certain things]. Some people say okay, some people say no, but this is football.

"I'm happy Southampton have a great season and it's a game that we need to win the three points.

"We need to fight with Southampton on Sunday, but it's emotional. Football is emotional and Sunday is emotional for us too."

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