Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Tottenham aren’t frustrated by Manchester City’s runaway lead in the Premier League, suggesting Spurs are not a “finished product”.
City are big favourites to win the title this season while Tottenham are now battling for a place in the top four.
“We’re not frustrated. We’re not disappointed in our project,” Pochettino said. “City is doing so well but our project is on time.” (Quotes via ESPN.)
He added: “This season City were very consistent in signing, signing, signing, invest, invest, invest and they are above us. But in the last two seasons we were always above them.
“We’re not going to change because they improved a lot. We improved and we’re consistent in this process. For us, it’s so important to finish the new stadium, the facilities here [at the training ground]. In the end, everyone wants to win trophies in every competition.
“In the last two seasons, we’re playing at half a White Hart Lane without a corner, we’re building the training ground, the hotel [players’ lodge] – everything. Tottenham is not a finished product. The expectation this season was massive and when we started to play and show great quality in Champions League, we felt disappointed in the last few months because City is so good.
“But if we feel disappointed about that, think about how Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool feel today.”