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Spurs more mature this season - Pochettino

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 00:48

Mauricio Pochettino says his young Tottenham Hotspur side has matured since last season's failed title race.

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 13, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, SAYING: "It's true that it's important to be consistent and regular during the whole season to try to at the end achieve big things. Last season I think that our start was a little bit difficult and then we finished the way that we finished the season. I think we are more mature now, we are more focussed on trying to compete in every game, to take every game like a final, every point is very important. I think that we have improved a lot from last season." STORY: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino told reporters on Thursday (October 13) that he believed his young squad had matured after last season's failed title chase. Despite an impressive campaign, they dropped out of the title race at the death to eventually finish third behind champions Leicester City and north London rivals Arsenal. But Pochettino said he thought his side, which features a core of young English players, had grown from the experience. "It's true that it's important to be consistent and regular during the whole season to try to at the end achieve big things. Last season I think that our start was a little bit difficult and then we finished the way that we finished the season. I think we are more mature now, we are more focussed on trying to compete in every game, to take every game like a final, every point is very important. I think that we have improved a lot from last season," Pochettino said. Tottenham's home victory over previously unbeaten Manchester City in their last game took them to second place in the table and just a point behind the league leaders.

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Spurs more mature this season - Pochettino

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 00:48