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Jason Cundy claims Mauricio Pochettino is performing miracles at Tottenham

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Jason Cundy claims Mauricio Pochettino is performing miracles at Tottenham

Jason Cundy has launched a passionate defence of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino following his team’s exit in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Spurs were eliminated from the third round of the competition on penalties by League Two Colchester United.

After a goalless draw in 90 minutes, the Premier League giants were beaten on penalties and the questions around silverware continue to grow.

The North London club have taken giants strides forward since Argentinian boss Pochettino took over in 2014 and they are now regulars in the top four.

But they have no trophies to show for their success and were beaten in the Champions League final by Liverpool last season.

Ex-Spurs defender and now talkSPORT pundit Cundy leaped to the defence of Pochettino by stating he’s done everything he can to help the club.


“Can Spurs reach the next level with the board? Pochettino must be thinking right now how can I improve this squad, what more can I do?” Cundy told talkSPORT.

“He can’t do anymore than he’s done. He’s performed literally miracles to get Spurs where they are from when he took over. To a champions league final with a self imposed transfer ban. No manager does that don’t underestimate what he did last season.”

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TBR’s View:

Pochettino has done an exceptional job in taking Spurs forward by promoting youth and has overseen the move to a new stadium, which he’s mainly had to do on a limited budget compared to main rivals.

But the tables turned this summer with the £53.8million (BBC) arrival of Tanguy Ndombele, while Ryan Sessegnon also joined for £25million (BBC).

It looks like the financial backing is starting to take place, but in any event it doesn’t excuse a defeat to low league opposition Colchester.

Pochettino’s not to blame for his side’s exit after he named an XI with plenty of experience, so the frustration must be aimed at the likes of Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Victor Wanyama.

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