Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he would have quit the club if they beat Liverpool in the final to clinch the UEFA Champions League.
Spurs lost the final 2-0 to Premier League rivals Liverpool in Madrid on June 1 courtesy of goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi with Pochettino revealing he was ready to walk away had his side lifted the trophy. Spurs also had an impressive season in the English Premier League finishing in the top four.
Pochettino was asked if he had reconsidered his future after the defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final, "After five years in a difficult project at Tottenham , we talk a lot about perception and reality, how we fight and all the energy we expend trying to get Tottenham fighting with the best teams in Europe and England.
"Of course it’s always in your head, you never know. With the way I am, I am always going to prioritize the club over myself. Maybe if it was a different result after the final you can think, ‘OK, maybe this is a moment to step out of the club, leave the club and give them the possibility of a really new chapter with a new coaching staff’.
"But after the final I felt this was not great to finish like this. I’m not a person that avoids facing problems or a difficult situation. I am more on that side of - I love a massive challenge, a difficult challenge and of course now to rebuild that mentality, to make it possible to repeat a similar season, that is exciting and motivates me a lot."
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