TOP FOUR WOULD BE A JACK­POT FOR US SAYS POCH

Irish Daily Mirror - - SPORTS - BY NEIL MCLEMAN

MAURI­CIO PO­CHET­TINO says a top-four fin­ish this sea­son will be “more than suc­cess” for Spurs.

Al­though he did not sign a sin­gle player in the sum­mer, his Spurs side are eight points bet­ter off af­ter 15 games than they were last sea­son.

Yet the North Lon­don club face Cham­pi­ons League elim­i­na­tion at Barcelona on Tues­day and al­ready trail Pre­mier League lead­ers Manch­ester City by eight points.

Un­til the new £850mil­lion White Hart Lane is com­pleted, Tot­ten­ham can­not spend to com­pete with the top sides.

But Po­chet­tino (right) in­sists he is go­ing nowhere. “The most im­por­tant thing is I feel so happy here,” he said. “Tot­ten­ham has given me value.

“Many clubs say to be in the top four is a mas­sive suc­cess. And for us to be in the top four is more than suc­cess.”

Spurs full-back Danny Rose has moaned about play­ing home games at the na­tional sta­dium but Po­chet­tino said: “If you ask me, I’m so happy to play at Wem­b­ley. It’s an hon­our and a plea­sure. When I played at Wem­b­ley it was a dream come true. Ev­ery game at Wem­b­ley is a gift. It is the best place in the world to play foot­ball.”

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