Mauricio Pochettino says Champions League qualification is ‘not enough’ in trophy rant as Tottenham close in on pre-season silverware

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Pochettino has insisted that the club will challenge for major trophies this coming season, despite a quiet transfer window.

Spurs have finished in the top 4 for the last 3 consecutive seasons under the Argentine tactician and played some thrilling attacking football which has made them one of the most difficult sides to play against in England.

However, as Pochettino approaches the 5th year of his tenure with the club, the expectation amongst supporters is that its time to fulfil the potential of the squad and start adding some silverware to the trophy cabinet.

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Spurs may soon be the recipients of the International Champions Cup, the pre-season tournament which has been played over the last couple of months. Spurs are currently sitting top of the standings ahead of huge names such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, after impressive wins against AS Roma and AC Milan.

If Inter Milan fail to beat Atletico Madrid on Saturday by 3 goals or more, Tottenham will win the trophy which would surely whet the appetite of the players for more success next season.

According to Sky Sports, Pochettino outlined his expectations this year when addressing the media on Tuesday, saying:

“I’m here to win. The reality is to win and to have the argument about whether you have the tools to win is a different matter.

“We have had massive success at the club, getting Champions League for a third year in a row.

“But maybe that is not enough and maybe we need to change certain things because for me it is not enough.

“I want to challenge and fight to win things until the end”

The 46-year old’s comments will be music to the ears of the fans, however, the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer might suggest he will continue to struggle in his pursuit of glory, given the fact that the rest of the top 6 have all bolstered their ranks this summer.

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