BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 10: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League group B match against Barcelona at Camp Nou on December 10, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino revealed he will “never” support Arsenal, even if it means the Gunners would help Tottenham in the title challenge.

Spurs managed to squeeze out a late winner thanks to Son to fire them to second place,  one point ahead of champions Manchester City and four points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

When asked if he would be cheering on Arsenal against City on Sunday, Pochettino told reporters via the Evening Standard: “No, why? Never!

“I am going to watch the game. I am going to watch the game and be happy with [whatever] result that happens.”

Pochettino is happy with the way his side has responded to critics in the wake of the club’s exit in both the League and FA Cups.

The two straight Premier League wins over Watford and Newcastle was possible despite the lack of reinforcements to his side and the loss of two key players

The Argentine gaffer insists he never doubted his squad’s ability to challenge for top honours.

“We don’t need to be in some positions to convince ourselves about our capacity or potential,” he said.

“We always believe in ourselves and then different things make us capable of fighting until the end and for the title.

“But today, I think, we are there because we deserve to be there and we will see what happens in the future.

“It’s easy to say or praise the mentality in some parts. We are showing the mentality but to win the games, sometimes you need some luck, some coincidences and some situations.

“For me, the most important is that the team is in a great level of belief, character and mentality. We are showing that we can win in any stadium and any club and that is important. Everyone believes that this squad would be capable of being here.”