Long questioned at the microphone of France Bleu, Mauricio Pochettino returned to Tottenham’s supposed interest in him last spring.
His silence did not fail to amaze, fueling rumors moreover. According to several English media, Mauricio Pochettino would have been in contact with Tottenham in order to return to the Spurs bench, just a year and a half after his departure. The Argentinian technician was ready to leave the PSG where he had only been officiating for six months. The reason ? The Parisian context, too political for his taste, and his difficult relationship with Leonardo.
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The Parisian coach had obviously not escaped questions on the subject on his return to Paris for the recovery and Eric Rabesandratana, who questioned him at length at the microphone of France Bleu on Tuesday, again returned to these rumors. The opportunity for the Argentine to oppose a new denial. “In football there are a lot of rumors. I didn’t feel like I had to deny any kind of rumor. I was under contract. If clubs were interested, they had to get in touch with PSG ”, he explained, taking the opportunity to underline his good relationship with Leonardo and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi: « But regarding my relationship with Leonardo and the President [Nasser al-Khelaïfi], we worked closely during the break to find the best solutions resulting in the squad we have today. I was very quiet and had no interest in reacting to the rumors. “
The former Spur also returned to the sluggish beginnings of the Parisians, at least in terms of play. To believe him, it would only be a matter of time. “It’s not easy to put together players who have played at different times and at different levels. They must get to know each other, not only in the daily work of training but also in competition, in official matches ”, he confided, adding, on the subject of the management of egos: “ It’s important to understand that every player is different. You have to take them individually to understand them. Also knowing that there are states of form in a season that cause there are ups and downs. Every player needs to feel important. We hope that with a long season, everyone will have this feeling and will feel important in the game. ”