Tottenham boss Pochettino aims salty dig at Chelsea and Conte


Mauricio Pochettino has aimed a dig at Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, and claimed that he thinks the Blues are now struggling to balance the expectations in the Champions League and also the Premier League.

Last season, en route to the title, the Blues of course did not have to worry about multiple fixtures and the Champions League, however now they have many games to contend with, along with travelling time, and the Spurs manager made sure to point that out.

The London Evening Standard report he said: “Of course, now he’s feeling the same as we felt last season when you are a contender and competing in Europe – the Champions League and Europa League are the same, always it’s complicated.

“I think if you take the Europa League like Arsenal when you’re always rotating the team and playing with a different team in the Premier League then maybe you can arrive fresh and be a contender in the Premier League.

“If you want to win the Europa League and the Premier League or the Champions League and the Premier League, you need to be right how you rotate and manage your squad.”

Title race

Spurs are hoping – much like Chelsea – that Premier League leaders Manchester City will drop points this season, and try and catch up with them.

Given the way City are playing at the moment, that certainly seems far from the case, and the best of the rest may well have to fight it out for the top four, and make sure they get back into the Champions League as well.