Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino enjoying pressure of job

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he is enjoying the extra pressure he finds himself under at White Hart Lane.

The former Argentina defender led Southampton to their best-ever Premier League finish in his only full campaign in charge before being snapped up by Spurs in the summer and, although the team has lacked consistency, is confident the initial adversity will prove beneficial in the long run.

He said: "It's a good thing to be criticised for a manager. Everyone in the world is criticised.

"It's a difficult thing to have all people agree with you and to make everyone happy. Our job is difficult, I understand it.

"Sometimes it's difficult to share the same decisions because we are all referees, we are all managers, we are all journalists, sometimes.

"It's my job. I am calm, I know which is my way, how we need to manage our players and our squad.

It's my job. I am calm, I know which is my way, how we need to manage our players and our squad.
Mauricio Pochettino

"It's true that we need to get results, that's the most important thing, but we have a clear way, a clear philosophy. We need to develop.

"Sometimes difficult moments happen but this is football.

"I enjoy this game, the next one on Sunday and try to get three points, which is the most important thing in football."

Spurs continue their Europa League campaign at Asteras Tripoli on Thursday night before hosting Stoke in the Premier League on Sunday,

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