English Premiership

Spurs must splash the cash, says Poch

2015-04-28 08:42
Mauricio Pochettino (Supplied)

Cape Town - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed the club needs to have a big summer if they are to compete for a spot in the top four of the Premier League next season.

The Argentine admitted that playing in the Europa League was not his dream and wants to get the club back in to Europe's elite competition for the fans and everyone at the club.

Saturday's 2-2 draw at Saint Mary's makes it unlikely Spurs will crack the top four this season.

The club is seven points behind Manchester United in fourth with only four games left to make up the difference.

Pochettino said another season in the Europa League was not ideal and that the Lilywhites need to build a strong team so as to avoid ending up in a similar position at the end of next season.

"It [the Europa League] is not the competition that is your dream, my dream is to play with Tottenham in the Champions League and for that we need to prepare, a big summer," he told reporters.

"I think we need to build a strong team to be realistic and try to fight for the top four next season.

"Because I think our dream, for our supporters and the club, is to fight for the top four and try to reach the Champions League.

"After my experience here I think that it's very tough to play in the Europa League.

"I think for the players it's very, very tough. If we reach the Europa League we need to try to do better this season, to try and fight for the top four and to try to win the Europa League, but it is not my dream."

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