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Pochettino says Spurs do not care about Arsenal rivalry any longer
Mauricio Pochettino has said that Spurs are no longer pre-occupied with their north London rivalry with Arsenal. The Argentine gaffer sees this as a mark of their progress and he believes that the Lilywhites are real title contenders.
Spurs once again finished the week above Arsenal in the standings as Christian Eriksen’s stoppage-time winner sealed three points for the team. Arsenal, on the other hand, succumbed to their first defeat in 23 games as the Gunners went down 3-2 to Southampton at St. Mary’s.
In an interview with the Telegraph, Pochettino said, ” If you lose your focus, focus on another club, maybe you need to improve if you are to achieve the thing you are dreaming of,” he said. “Tottenham was a little way loose in focus [in the past] and I think now the focus is to improve yourself, compete, and the challenge is better every season. The consequence will be to be above some clubs but the focus is never on another club like Arsenal.”
Pochettino also pleaded with the Tottenham fans to avoid a repeat of the incident that saw a fan throw a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when the sides met at the start of the month