Mauricio Pochettino would not swap Tottenham Hotspur for any elite club

Mauricio Pochettino has stressed that he would not swap Tottenham Hotspur for any other side including Real Madrid. The north London giants put in a stellar of a showing on Wednesday night as they thrashed the European champions by a 3-1 score in the Champions League. The victory was their very first against the Spanish giants with Dele Alli bagging a goal in either half for Pochettino's men.

Since then, Pochettino has been linked with a potential move to the Bernabeu, with the position of Zinedine Zidane under question following Los Blancos' slow start to the season. However, in response, Pochettino has clarified that his future lies with Spurs, with whom he plans to win silverware in the new stadium.

He said, "Today, I do not change Tottenham for another position in the world because I am so involved. I am so focused and the club deserves to have people that think only of the club, the fans, the players and the structures that provide us with an unbelievable life. It’s an amazing club — everything is amazing. And it’s so important for us to pay back. To pay back the club in the same way the club treat us. For me, the most important club in the world is Tottenham."

Tottenham Hotspur have reached great heights in the past two years having finished third and second respectively, and their next challenge lies in stepping up their game to compete with Manchester City for the title. Pep Guardiola's side look unbeatable at present with many comparing them to Arsenal's invincibles from the 2003/04 season, but there could yet be twists in the campaign.

Spurs are presently eight points behind table-toppers Manchester City in third spot, and they face a potentially must-win game against Arsenal to maintain their title charge. The club have won just two meetings at the Gunners' home ground in the Premier League era, but they will have their task cut out to secure a victory.