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Poch switches attention to Champions League

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen on making history with the club as they switch attention to the Champions League final next month.

Spurs ended their domestic campaign with a 2-2 against Everton, enough to wrap up the fourth position in the Premier League.

Christian Eriksen’s free-kick earned a point for Spurs after quickfire Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun goals overturned Eric Dier’s early opener.

Nonetheless, with the club’s biggest game in European club football against Liverpool to come on June 1, Pochettino is dreaming of Champions League glory.

“I think we can make history,” he said. “We are creating history because we are making it, but if we can win we will write history and change the perception of this amazing club.

“Of course the club and the fans and we all deserve to be focused on the way and how we can win the final.

“That is the principal objective, there’s not another objective.”

Spurs have been battling against the odds from the start of the season, as they went through two transfer windows without making any signings and did not get into their own stadium until April.

“Four top-four finishes, four Champions League qualifications and the cherry on the cake will be the Champions League final,” Pochettino added via RTE.

“This group of players deserve so much credit. They have put so much unbelievable effort in. There have been many positives this season.

“The players and staff have shown so much character. We broke down all the doors when the circumstances were against us with the new stadium stuff.

“So to see their capacity to fight again makes me so proud. I think this is the best season in our five years.
“I am so happy, so pleased. What we have achieved this season – top four and final of Champions League – it is difficult to assess now but in time the people will realise what we achieve.”