Mauricio Pochettino defends his record and says Tottenham’s glory days were in ‘black and white’

Mauricio Pochettino defends his record and says Tottenham's glory days were in 'black and white'

Mauricio Pochettino has defended his Tottenham Hotspur record by pointing out the club’s glory years were so long ago that they were filmed in black and white.

And Pochettino, who has received a timely boost with the news Heung-Min Son will return early from international duty, has suggested that the biggest factor stopping his Spurs side taking their final step to becoming winners is the move out of White Hart Lane and subsequent delay to the new stadium.

Tottenham lost a semi-final for the third successive season after being beaten on penalties by Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and must now bounce back in the FA Cup, when they face Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Pochettino’s management has come under scrutiny as he waits to win his first piece of silverware with Spurs, but the Argentine used the pre-match videos the club play on big screens to illustrate his defence.

“Tottenham, no history of winning,” said Pochettino. “Our glory, I watch the video about the glory, it’s with (Bill) Nicholson. It’s black and white and I watch it nearly every week. To create again that feeling you need time. Four years, five years, that’s nothing in the history of the club.”

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