LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Mauricio Pochettino manager / head coach of Tottenham Hotspur prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on January 20, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Right after Tottenham Hotspur got eliminated by Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, Mauricio Pochettino defended his progression since he arrived.

Despite having lost the Carabao Cup semifinal with Tottenham Hotspur, absolutely nobody can question Mauricio Pochettino’s influence in the club since he started his journey with the Spurs back in 2014.

The Argentine manager has taken a club that wasn’t considered amongst the top English football clubs when he first arrived, and transformed it into a constant squad in the Champions League by always finishing the season in the Premier League’s Top Four.

This evolution has taken a few years to complete, but Mauricio Pochettino is the only man responsible that the Spurs are currently amongst the best clubs in the country.

Even during challenging times like right now with several injured players, the Tottenham manager always finds a way to motivate his players and get the very best performances out of them regardless of how low they are on the club’s food chain.

Not having either Harry Kane or Dele Alli against Chelsea and still taking the game to penalty kicks, is solely Mauricio Pochettino’s credit because he was the one giving a motivational speech to the players during half time.

During a press conference after getting eliminated by Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semifinals, Pochettino defended himself by saying the following.

“I remember when we arrived here, [people asked], ‘If we don’t play for the Champions League or we don’t achieve the Champions League, how are we going to keep our best players?'” he told UK newspapers via Four Four Two.

“Now the question is, ‘If we don’t win a title, how are we going to keep our best players?'”

“The problem is, at the moment the team needed the last push, what happened in this process, in this club, with this generation of player? We build, we build, we build but then White Hart Lane was gone, we moved to Wembley,” he added.

“All the doubts about how we are going to behave, the example of West Ham first season and many things in this process that stopped the evolution of the team about to win, but no one says anything.”

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“Remember, we were unbeaten 19 games in the Premier League, at White Hart Lane in our last season there. And no one says what it means to move to Wembley to play and create another project.”

“Not only this, but we are going to play only one season and then it’s nearly two seasons and no one says anything.”

Despite being eliminated from one of four competitions they are playing this season, Tottenham Hotspur still has a major chance to compete for every trophy they are currently playing.

Even though Mauricio Pochettino deserves all the credit for keeping his club competitive enough to remain relevant against any rival, there is an evident level gap between the Spurs and other major clubs in European football and they will remain as such if the club’s board of directors don’t act accordingly by signing more competitive players.

Mauricio Pochettino may be one of the best managers in the world, but even he can get tired of constantly attempting to take the club to success when the club’s owners are not supporting him when he needs it the most.

If chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t realize that he needs to start delivering better transfers to the manager, Pochettino’s patience will run out and he will ultimately accept an offer from a greater club either in England or another country from a different major competition.

Tottenham is still in time to convince the Argentine to stay, but he won’t keep his patience for much longer.

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