Sports Today: Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino speaks on forcing summer move to Real Madrid

Sports Today: Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino speaks on forcing summer move to Real Madrid
 Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino speaks on forcing summer move to Real Madrid

 Mauricio Pochettino demands he won't force a move to Real Madrid this mid year, however concedes: "When Real Madrid call you, you need to tune in."

Pochettino a week ago signed another five-year deal to remain in North London until 2023, having yet again driven the club to a best three complete for the third successive season.

Be that as it may, his future was again raised doubt about on Thursday, after Zinedine Zidane quit the Spanish giants following three Champions League triumphs consecutively.

Pochettino, 46, is exceptionally thought of by Real boss Florentino Perez and has already expressed his craving to lead the 13-time European champions, whom he yet again called "a standout amongst other clubs ever of football game."

The Tottenham boss demanded at the Barcelona dispatch of his book, Brave New World, that he stays cheerful at Spurs, demanding: "I'm resolved to Spurs and still have a long contract with them I just signed. I'm cheerful where I am.

"I understand the rumours, but that is life. I’m so happy with my new contract. What will happen tomorrow. I don’t know. But football is football and ends up putting everyone in their place.

"The most important thing is to enjoy every single day. Let’s enjoy life and not worry about what will happen tomorrow.”

"I’m so happy and proud the Spurs and Levy have shown to me. That’s the most important thing for me. Today. What happened over the last day has increased expectations of the book release. But I’m happy."

Asked whether it's impossible to turn down an approach from Madrid, Pochettino responded: "For you maybe. Not for me."

However, the Argentine stopped short of guaranteeing 100 per cent that he will not replace Zidane following his shock exit.

"At Tottenham I am very comfortable because they let me work and we are all growing together," he told El Confidencial. "Right now I want to focus on planning for next season and and stay a little apart from everyone that is talking.

"There will be many rumours and many things will be said, but I have no news of Real Madrid. The departure of Zidane, I cannot comment on that, but what he achieved is undoubtedly something special; no one has won three Champions Leagues in a row recently.”

"In Tottenham I am working very comfortable and my obligation is to focus on it. [But] When Real Madrid call you, you have to listen. They are a massive club and deserve at least that respect.

“I am very happy to be at Tottenham. Let’s enjoy this moment now and in the future see what happens.”

 Pochettino also stated: “It would be disrespectful to Daniel [Levy] for me to force a move. I've just renewed with Tottenham and am happy.

"I live in the present, there is nothing more important than that. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be. 

Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny.

Asked whether it is true that there is a release clause or verbal agreement to speak to Madrid, Pochettino remarked: “No it’s not.

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