Mauricio Pochettino has broken his silence on his Paris Saint-Germain future, amid fresh links with a return to Tottenham.
The Argentine only took over at PSG in January, but reports claim he is unhappy with how ‘certain things function’ in Paris, and football.london understands he may be open to a return to Tottenham amid talks with Daniel Levy.
Reports in France, however, claim PSG have no intention of allowing Pochettino to leave with a year remaining on his current contract, and in an interesting move, they have published an interview with their head coach on his and PSG’s future after a morning of intense links with Spurs.
Speaking in the interview, Pochettino appears to be focused on the task at hand, at least for now.
He said of his time in Paris so far: “I’m happy with the way the players have adapted to the changes. There are many things which could not be changed or which could not be developed for lack of time.
“But I still think that with this way of working, and with the desire to be able to develop other types of ideas on the ground, we will do great things in the future.
“I am of course proud of the efforts of the team, because we are the only ones who know what condition the team was in and what we were capable of. I am happy with everything we have done to stay alive until the last days in all competitions.
“Win the Champions Trophy, win the Coupe de France, reach the semi-final of the Champions League, without being in your best shape, and fight until the last match with the possibility of winning the championship.
“I think that given the conditions in which we arrived in January, we should be proud of everything, and of all the people who took part in this course. “
Speaking about his relationship with the players, he added: “You know, it doesn’t take a long time to get to know a person. Nowadays, the footballer immediately captures the bottom of a person. You can hang out for ten years and not create a bond.
“And in a short time, you can create a really great connection. It is clear that we, as a coaching team, received affection from everyone when we arrived, and through our way of being, spontaneous and natural relationships were created, and it leads to those types of moments. “
PSG did end up narrowly missing out on the title to Lille, but they did beat Monaco to lift the Coupe de France.
Speaking about the objectives, Pochetino said: “I think that in football, you are never satisfied. Because perfection does not exist.
“But we are always looking for that satisfaction that you can’t find, because I still believe that football challenges you every day and that from season to season you have to be always better.
“And in a club like Paris Saint-Germain, you are forced to think that perfection is accessible and that winning is the only option. And for a club like ours, it’s about winning, winning and winning.
“And come back to win. It requires a great expenditure of energy and always having the certainty that the priority is to be professional and that the difficulties or the obstacles are always surmountable. And it’s my challenge, to impose this idea here. “
Source by Football London