Mauricio Pochettino feels that his Tottenham team did not receive a lot of support
Mauricio Pochettino feels that his Tottenham team did not receive a lot of support and instead only got hatred from the rest of the Premier league in the pursuit of the Premier league title.
Tottenham were going up alongside Leicester City for the league title in the final few weeks of the season. Leicester were the overwhelming favourites as they received support from every corner in the globe. Even though Tottenham were also after the first Premier League trophy, they were a much bigger club than Leicester and hence were not given the underdog status.
In any other campaign, Tottenham would have been challenging the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the title and they would have been the underdogs.Pochettino claimed that every team wanted to beat Spurs during the 2015-16 campaign whereas it was not the case with Leicester. He believes that it was a major factor in Claudio Ranieri’s team being crowned as the league champions in unprecedented manner. After having avoided relegation in the season before, Leicester have gone on to win the title. More importantly, they have managed to achieve this feat in a league that contains some of the best clubs in the world like Manchester United and Chelsea.
Pochettino says that the hatred from the outsiders added to stress within the dressing room."I have to admit that it was an added stress. Everyone was against us.The second placed team in the table were the team to beat, that is the first time in history that has happened. It was difficult to understand. I still do not understand it now. Everybody was too nice to Leicester -- we were the bad guys who wanted to ruin the fairytale story of Cinderella. I believe we were brave and took risks,” said the Tottenham manager.