Tottenham Hotspur supervisor, Mauricio Pochettino has reacted to the declare by Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho that Spurs will win this season’s Champions League.
Ronaldinho had tipped Tottenham Hotspur to win the Champions League trophy this season.
Ronaldinho stated: “Why can’t Spurs win the Champions League?.
“As a result of they don’t have the historical past within the competitors – or as a result of they’ve by no means received it earlier than?
“Each staff who has received the Champions League needed to win it for the primary time as soon as.
“Their end result towards Manchester Metropolis, who’re the most effective groups and have a few of the greatest gamers within the competitors, confirmed that they’ll compete with the perfect.
“At this stage, they may consider they’ll go all the best way – and in the event that they play as they’ll then possibly they may.”
Reacting, Pochettino, in his pre-match press convention on Tuesday forward of Tottenham’s Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday evening, stated he was going to respect Ronaldinho’s declare.
“Wow – he [Ronaldinho] is aware of rather a lot about soccer and I’m going to respect him,” Pochettino was quoted by 101greatgoals as saying.
“He was an awesome teammate after we performed collectively in PSG – we spent wonderful time collectively on the pitch, coaching floor.
“In soccer, all can occur; like in life, you have to consider and have belief in your self and your skill and high quality.
“It’s good that folks like Ronaldinho suppose you’ve the standard to win. That will increase our perception. Possibly tomorrow we can beat an incredible staff like Manchester Metropolis.”