Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino dismissed the "stupid rumors" that he could leave the London club after his irregular start of the season in the Premier League and clarified that he wanted to extend his stay to rebuild the team.
Mauricio Pochettino, during a press conference. / Via REUTERS
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The Spurs will visit Arsenal on Sunday in the North London derby in search of a reaction after the surprising 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle United, a result that left him with four points in his first three games.
"What can I say about stupid rumors? After five years, I begin my sixth season," the Argentine said at a press conference on Friday. "You know how we work this summer to rebuild because every summer we have built version 2.0, 3.0, now we are version 6.0. Only social networks can create something so stupid."
"I will not leave after Sunday's game. The most important thing is to help the team in the field and make sure that the communication is clear. I hope to extend my life here."
Tottenham has a long list of injured while following uncertainty about the future of Danish Christian Eriksen, who could be transferred before the market closes on Saturday.
But Pochettino said he was not too worried about the shortage of players.
"It is not a concern, just a problem that we must solve, try to find another solution," said the Argentine. "I am very optimistic... There are no excuses. Whenever one option disappears, another option appears and we will play with 11 players."