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Pochettino says Spurs’ mentality is “perfect”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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According to the Tottenham Hotspur manager, his team doesn’t need to be told to concentrate on finishing in the top four of the league.

Tottenham Hotspur is currently in the third position of the English Premier League with 67 points, thanks to 22 matches won, one draw, and 11 defeats.

And as the team prepares to finish in the top four of the standings, manager Mauricio Pochettino says he doesn’t need to tell his players to focus.

“We’re not thinking about Ajax like we showed [against Manchester City],” he said to The Guardian.

“We showed [against them] we were thinking of that competition, the Premier League. Now our energy is in Brighton. I think it is so clear we have two alternatives.”

“One is to be in the top four at the end of the season and the other is to beat Ajax but we have to go step by step. That’s important. The players know it. Their behavior and mentality are perfect. You know very well I don’t need to tell them. I think they were very professional against City,” he commented.

“I hope we keep going, getting the same result,” he said. “It is going to be fantastic and it is going to be very helpful for us to play in our stadium in front of our fans. I hope and wish to keep the same results.”

“Moussa Sissoko is not going to be fit for the next two weeks,” he said. “I hope he can recover before then but I’m not optimistic. And with Harry Winks, I don’t know. It’s a problem that one day is very good and one not so good. It’s about assessing every day. We will see, maybe he will be available for Brighton but I’m not sure,” Pochettino concluded.