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Mauricio Pochettino keen to forget Madrid debacle

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While the wounds of the Champions League defeat to Liverpool are still fresh, Mauricio Pochettino wants the team to move on.

It’s nearly two months since Mauricio Pochettino received a runners up medal following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in the Champions League final. The Londoners were never really able to showcase their true potential in the final and the wounds still seem fresh.

However, Pochettino admits that it is difficult to move on from this.

“They holidays were so tough and it was difficult to move on after the final,” says the Argentine according to The Standard.

And Harry Kane says that no one can ever fully get over such a defeat before revealing that he never wanted to watch the highlights of the final.

“Those types of losses always stay with you for a while, I don’t think you ever fully get over them,” Kane said ahead of Spurs’s friendly against Juventus here on Sunday. “I haven’t watched it, I don’t want to watch it. We know [the game] was there for the taking and that’s something we have to deal with and something we’ve had to think about.”

When asked if Spurs should be inspired by Liverpool, Pochettino rejected the notion and pointed out that his team or any other team can be used as an inspiration.

“It’s a little bit unfair [to say Liverpool are an inspiration],” the manager said. “People can use Tottenham as an inspiration, not we can use another team as an inspiration. We were in the last few years in a complete different world to them.”

With Kieran Trippier having left for Atletico Madrid, Pochettino hasn’t decided if the England international would be replaced. However, the Argentine is likely to give the likes of Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters a chance to nail down the right-back spot.