Mauricio Pochettino has told Arsene Wenger to keep quiet about Tottenham and insists all the praise Spurs get is deserved. Before Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final victory over Chelsea on Wednesday, Wenger said pundits ‘celebrate some teams who have not been in a final for 25 years’.
His comments were taken as a dig at Tottenham and Liverpool, who together have lifted only two trophies in the last ten years.
“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. “For me 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.” Pochettino added: “For me 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.”