Tottenham are visiting Borussia Dortmund just a few days after their 2-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium to Arsenal, a result that brought criticism towards Mauricio Pochettino, whose side was considered by many as favorites going into the north London derby.
Our project is a medium to long-term one. Our project is to win. I am happy that people criticise us sometimes because it means people expect more from us. That is important to put the pressure on, more than we do
the Spurs manager told reporters ahead of their Champions League game in Germany.
We are so calm. We know very well that, from two years and a half ago, we improve in every single aspect. Every team in the top six struggles against each other
the Argentine also said, looking back on his entire period at Tottenham, but also how competitive the Premier League is.
Pochettino was asked about Danny Rose as well, after the England international was left out of the squad for the London derby against Arsenal.
He’s doing well. The training session on Saturday was tough for him. He will now train with the group and we’ll decide if he will play. I cannot speak about rumours. If you were to ask me if Danny Rose is here and do we have problems, I say no. No issues
the Tottenham manager said, denying that his relationship with this specific player is… problematic, a rumour that has persisted since that interview Rose gave back in August, criticising the club (and his manager) for their transfer policy.