The Argentine remains to be looking for the primary trophy of his managerial profession after the Champions League remaining defeat in Madrid
Jose Mourinho has launched a passionate defence of Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.
Spurs did not shine on the largest evening of their historical past as objectives from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed a 2-0 victory for the Reds in Madrid.
The crushing loss leaves Pochettino with out a trophy to point out for his 5 years at Tottenham, or certainly his whole managerial profession.
However Mourinho, working as a pundit alongside former adversary Arsene Wenger, insists Spurs followers needs to be happy with their supervisor.
“That’s the drama of soccer and typically it’s not truthful. Mauricio has had 4 excellent years at Spurs, brings them to the ultimate for the Champions League, and he’s nonetheless ready for the primary trophy of his profession,” the previous Manchester United boss advised beIN Sports activities.
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“I feel very sorry for Mauricio but I think the English supporter is very loyal and they know when people give everything. They are a bit different than in other countries when everything is just about winning.
“I think the Tottenham fans are proud of their team. They still look to this team and this manager as a historical team for them.
“They will feel some love at home and next season when they go back to business, they will go with the pride of what they did and not in a low.”
Pochettino kept his head held high after the defeat – and refused to criticise his players.
“In fact I feel we have to really feel very proud in regards to the effort, how we combat, for the experience to this remaining. We have been very unfortunate, you see the aim from the penalty,” he advised BT Sport.
“We performed so properly within the second half. It’s not simple to play in opposition to a staff that has performed constantly very properly, taking dangers, I really feel so proud.
“Slightly bit unfortunate, to begin a Champions League remaining from the beginning 1-Zero it’s a troublesome scenario, it modified fully the plan.
“I feel we tried. We really feel very happy with these gamers and the followers. It’s about being optimistic for the longer term.
“It’s about studying, to reside the expertise. I’m so completely happy to handle this group of gamers and congratulations to Liverpool as a result of they’d a incredible season.”
In the meantime, Jurgen Klopp ended his Champions League remaining curse and delivered his first piece of silverware as Liverpool supervisor.
And Mourinho couldn’t be happier for his former Premier League rival.
He added: “A supervisor who reached three Champions League finals, it’s laborious to lose one, should be very, very laborious to lose two and at this time I feel it’s an outstanding day of his life, of his profession.
“As a colleague, I’m very pleased with it.”