Right on the back of the 2-2 draw Tottenham Hotspur came out of Turin with, Christian Eriksen has been speaking about the future of the side and their manager, who is of course getting as much attention as their top players when it comes to the best clubs in the world wanting him.
The creative Dane said that he thinks not only will Poch stay, but that the club have a different mentality to years gone by, and they no longer fold and crumble.
He said: “Of course there will be interest from clubs because he is doing really well but hopefully he stays.
“The players are happy with him, the club is very happy with him. You look at what he’s building here and I think he’d like to continue it. That is what he showed when he signed the new long-term deal.
“We are not going to lie down against anyone we play. When I arrived, perhaps if we went 2-0 down after nine minutes in games against the top teams, we would end up losing 6-0.
“But since the manager arrived in 2014, that is the thing we’ve changed, with the players we have here. Everyone has grown up and if we are losing 2-0, we are not going to roll over.
“I don’t know if you ever feel ready to win a trophy. Most top clubs are just used to it. Tottenham are not but we will give everything to get as close as possible.”
Spurs have been doing well int the Champions League, and for them to go from being in the toughest group to then having to play Juventus – and coming from two goals down to get a brilliant draw speaks volumes about their mentality now.
The club have often been accused in the past of bottling things, and while they still need to win a trophy to really dispel those claims, the way they’re playing in the Champions League is certainly giving a fair amount of people food for thought – and will go a long way when it comes to bringing in top players and of course keeping the ones they already have, not to mention their manager.