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I am so happy for our fans, in front of Diego Maradona, Kobe Bryant... a fantastic day for us.feedback
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Oct 22 2017

Miguel [D'Agostino, first-team coach] was present. I always try to ensure there are witnesses during private conversations. I considered it to be an alarming lack of respect for his team-mates and a slap in the face for the club. None of that could be explained to the public at the time.feedback

Oct 22 2017

Gaffer, I've been at Tottenham for nine years. I've thought about it and my heart isn't here any more. Nor is my head. I've given all I have to give. I wanted to tell you before I tell my agent that I want to leave this summer.feedback

Oct 22 2017

I had to bite my tongue. From that point, the rumours started to proliferate.feedback

Oct 22 2017

He greeted Moussa Sissoko and hugged Dier. They passed by me en route to the dressing rooms, laughing, speaking in Portuguese. Maybe it is a common Mourinho tactic, but he put Eric in a compromising position. You cannot do that after a defeat.feedback

Oct 22 2017

Look, you aren't leaving because you signed a five-year deal with us in August. You're among the highest-paid players at Tottenham at the age of 22. You're important to us and you could become the best centre back in the Premier League.feedback

Oct 22 2017

After we signed [Victor] Wanyama [in summer, 2016], Eric, who now sees himself as a midfielder, felt that we had treated him badly because Wanyama's arrival would halt his development. His performances have started to suffer this season. We've spoken a lot recently but I've felt he hasn't been telling me everything. Later on, I once again tried to understand why he couldn't shake off the shackles and I offered to help him with whatever it was.feedback

Oct 22 2017

I've told Eric he has what it takes to be the best English centre back but he has to be convinced of that himself. We've put the conditions in place for him to improve. But he broke into the national team thanks to his displays in the [midfield] holding role and ended up scoring a couple of big goals.feedback

Oct 22 2017

I sat down with Eric after lunch on Monday and we chatted for four hours about the whole shebang: his agent, family, confusion.feedback

Oct 22 2017

As for the Mourinho incident, What could I have done?' Eric asked me. He told me about United's interest since last summer [2016] and I explained the situation to him clearly.feedback

Oct 22 2017

Are you friends with Mourinho?' I asked him. No, but I've known him a long time, from my time in Portugal... one of his godsons coached me. He always says hello.feedback

Oct 22 2017

Mourinho and I had finished our interviews at Old Trafford [after the 1-0 defeat by Manchester United, December 2016] and the players were doing their warm-down on the pitch. When Jose was done with the press, he stood by the entrance to the tunnel and regarded the returning players.feedback

Oct 22 2017

Ever since that conversation, Eric admits that he could have waited for Mourinho to be out of sight before heading to the dressing room.feedback

Oct 22 2017

I am so pleased for the team, so pleased for our fans. We start to change the feeling that it was difficult to play here at Wembley. We start to feel it can be our home. That's so important for the rest of the season.feedback

Oct 21 2017

It was amazing because some people very close to us said, Can we be honest with you?' I said, Yes'. They said, When we saw the starting XI… what the f***? What happened? What is going on in his mind?feedback

Oct 20 2017

Maybe we need more players with capacity to play there (central midfield). It's important with Victor and Moussa to recover them because we have a lot of games and we need to manage the players because they are involved with the national team.feedback

Oct 20 2017

It's important to win and keep the momentum. But it is also important to know we are playing against a good team.feedback

Oct 20 2017

I hear Tottenham don't have a Plan B or C. But the most important thing is to have a plan and keep the philosophy and identity of the team. We need to provide the team with different options to play. It is a risk to only play one way so I am proud our players believe and accept we can play in different ways. The past is the past.feedback

Oct 20 2017

And then after 10 minutes at the end of the game, they say, Oh, you are a genius. I say, OK, thank you.feedback

Oct 20 2017

It's about to feel that the manager and the coaching staff when deciding the starting XI or the way to play is always to try to win.feedback

Oct 18 2017

We are a flexible team, able to play in different structures but always keeping the characteristics of what we want.feedback

Oct 18 2017

It is something we were missing; this feeling to compete at the highest level. We have reinforced our ideas.feedback

Oct 18 2017

I'm really proud and so happy. Everybody wanted to compete and show ourselves that we can compete at this level. I am so happy. The performance was fantastic. I congratulate everyone because it was very good and of course our fans were fantastic, unbelievable and [I say] thank you so much for the support and the help. It was unbelievable.feedback

Oct 18 2017 - Champions League

Always I tell the players it's a game to enjoy – play, run, feel free, try to play because [when] you play in that level it's our dream, always, from when we started three years ago, to play in the Champions League, against Real Madrid and in the Bernabeu. Football is about enjoying. Being brave is so important. If you want to win and if you want to increase your level, learn and improve, it's so important to be brave.feedback

Oct 18 2017 - Champions League

Of course, when you play you must keep your identity and compete. In the Champions League last season that disappointed us that we didn't compete but in these three games [against Borussia Dortmund, APOEL and Real Madrid] I think the team is more mature and we don't just play, we compete and that is most important.feedback

Oct 17 2017

I am so happy. I enjoy my time in Tottenham a lot. It's a club with a lot of potential. We are waiting for a new stadium, with new facilities, that I think will be the best in Europe. It's only a matter of time to develop to be a competitive team and try to win a trophy.feedback

Oct 17 2017

That generated a special emotion. I hope he is with us for many years because he is an example to follow for many of his team-mates.feedback

Oct 17 2017

He is happy here, but in the future no one knows. He feels very identified with the club and was thrilled when he saw Francesco Totti's farewell in Rome. We have experienced players and will compete at the level of the best team in the world.feedback

Oct 17 2017

It's a great opportunity for us to show our abilities.feedback

Oct 17 2017

[Zinedine] Zidane said that he is one of the best, but Harry still has room for improvement. We will be very positive. We have experienced players and will compete at the level of the best team in the world.feedback

Oct 17 2017

I know Harry was so emotional when he saw [Francesco] Totti's farewell at Roma, after only playing at one club. I said maybe Harry Kane can have the same career. Maybe that can provide extra motivation. The most important thing is that he's happy at Tottenham and in the future who knows where he'll be. He enjoys Tottenham, he comes from the academy and he identifies with the club. He's a player who likes scoring, loves the Tottenham shirt. I hope he stays with us for a long time.feedback

Oct 17 2017

He gave Harry freedom and fixed the centre-backs; he was fantastic.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Danny Rose will be on the bench – that's important, maybe he's not fit to play from the beginning but to help the team. It's very good for the team, good for him after nearly 10 months away and it's always important that players feel they can be involved and part of the team. Mousa Dembele is here as well. Dele wanted to come and stay with the team.feedback

Oct 17 2017

If you haven't played at the Bernabéu, you haven't been baptised.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Champions League

When you come here, you feel the reality about football.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I am happy to hear that Daniel is so kind to me, telling everyone what he expects from me. I hope to stay 10 or 15 years here. I would love to sign that contract.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Now this last step seems to be quite close, but it's very difficult to achieve - to compete with the great teams in Europe. When you come here, you start to feel the reality about football. It's a great opportunity for everyone to feel excited.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I think Tottenham is a club with big potential. We are waiting for the new stadium, which will have great facilities.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I'm so happy to win at Wembley in the league because I can now avoid these questions for the rest of the season. It wasn't a great performance but we deserved it.feedback

Oct 16 2017

It's fantastic to win for the players and for the fans. We have a lot of important games ahead now and the feeling is good today.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Why not? It's true that he's in another moment of his career [to Kane] and is completely different, but Dele has potential, has that capacity and that energy, that aura that does not leave you feeling indifferent.feedback

Oct 16 2017

He takes it [the rumours] very, very, very naturally. Harry is a boy with a great maturity, with things very clear to him. His dream is to do something big with Tottenham, a club that he's a fan of. Hopefully, let's hope [that he fulfils his potential]. He is still young and still has to improve and learn many things.feedback

Oct 16 2017

That important teams recognise his work and that comes out in the media, the only thing that does is encourage him to continue in the form of that time.feedback

Oct 16 2017

We are trying to provide him with the best tools so that he can stabilise in the areas where it is difficult to stay as solid.feedback

Oct 16 2017

He is an exceptional person, a humble guy with great values in life and as a human, and it gives me great pleasure to train a player like that because it makes my life much easier. Hopefully, let's hope [that he fulfils his potential]. He is still young and still has to improve and learn many things.feedback

Oct 16 2017

The squad they have is amazing and they have a very good manager. They're a fantastic club, but you need contributions from the whole squad to win titles.feedback

Oct 16 2017

They can change games and make their teams better. We're not just playing Real Madrid, we're playing the best player in the world.feedback

Oct 15 2017

The English are brave, honest and aggressive and the good ones want to add to their game.feedback

Oct 15 2017

Of the last 21, 17 have played under me. Eleven regulars in the England squad made their debuts under my stewardship.feedback

Oct 14 2017

But it's normal. I am not concerned. He's 21. He's mature. He's improving a lot. He is a special player. I think it's part of being a great player. With that the situation, we can help him to be a great player.feedback

Oct 14 2017

Sometimes it's good to feel you are human. For him, sure, that situation helps him improve.feedback

Oct 14 2017

Now it's a not too much of a solid period, but a normal period to come strong again. He is very concerned about everything now. I think it's part of being a great player. With that the situation, we can help him to be a great player.feedback

Oct 14 2017

It's about being more mature, no? He started from here [low] and from two seasons he was at the top of the hill. Maybe now he needs to moderate. I think it's part of being a great player. With that the situation, we can help him to be a great player.feedback

Oct 14 2017

After that we started to work and tried to prove that English talent is like in Spain or in Argentina or Brazil and we started to believe. We love to give the possibility to the young and help them to achieve their dream. They worked hard and took the opportunity.feedback

Oct 14 2017

His character makes him a special player. It's only time, again, [that Alli needs] to start to perform like before.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I think Mauricio, for the times we've met each other and the times I spoke with him… maybe my English is not quite well.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I never was disrespectful for my colleague in the press conference. Never.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I know Pep very well and when he is excited, after an amazing victory against Chelsea, sometimes he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman.feedback

Oct 14 2017

When I said 'Harry Kane's team' it was because of the fact Harry Kane was scoring a lot of goals. I know very well that Tottenham is not Harry Kane alone.feedback

Oct 13 2017

The situation didn't affect me but, in reality, it was very disrespectful for many people.feedback

Oct 13 2017

I think that many people took his words as very sad and disrespectful to the club. And for many players that are here – it's a strange situation. Personally, I didn't take it in a bad way. It wasn't disrespectful to me. I only express my feeling that, for a lot of people, it was unnecessary to say that.feedback

Oct 13 2017

We need to move on. For me, Harry Kane is one of the best strikers. It doesn't change anything for me. And I think it's important that our position is [to] be clear, be calm, not be aggressive with our opponent. Our responsibility is massive. But I think it's important to respect every single opinion and I respect his opinion.feedback

Oct 12 2017

Of course, we'll try to use our weapons to play a good game and to win, because we're going there to win.feedback

Oct 06 2017

Owen jumped like he was in a swimming pool. I didn't touch him.feedback

Oct 05 2017

I can find many other goals that were fantastic but, for me, goals are related to emotion, to the period you are living in. For me, that goal was an amazing goal because it meant for us, for everyone, the possibility to stay here today.feedback

Oct 04 2017

For me, Dele Alli is a top player. He is a key player for us. I think he helps us by scoring today. I am so happy with him. It's true that everyone can do better, but I am happy. It is a period that he needs to find his balance, but I am so happy, his performance was good. He tried and scored and that is fantastic.feedback

Oct 01 2017

For me, he is one of the best full-backs in the Premier League. The performance was fantastic. OK, Harry Kane, but Ben was also one of the best on the pitch in defending and attacking. His energy is fantastic. He's worked so hard to get to this moment. He's always been professional, and that is why the club are so proud of him.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I didn't see it. But if it was like this then he needs to learn. He must learn. This type of action doesn't help him, doesn't help the team and doesn't help football.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I don't want to compare because after you take the headline out of context but I think Cristiano is a different level like Messi. Harry is till so young but he is showing his fantastic. The gap to improve his massive for him. We try to push him every day to get better, better and better.feedback

Sep 30 2017

Today that was fantastic from the Huddersfield fans. To recognise one of the best players in England, his country loves him.feedback

Sep 30 2017

It's so difficult to speak every three days about Harry Kane to find different words to describe him. He's fantastic. He's a very good example for everyone. He is helping the team every three or four days to win games.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Of course, the hat-trick for Harry was a fantastic performance. Today was a difficult night so it was important to win.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Today there were some good performances from players who have not been playing regularly.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Cristiano is fantastic, one of the best. Harry is one of the best and will get better because he's so young.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Him and Ronaldo are completely different types of players. For me, Harry is one of the best strikers. Cristiano is different – he is not a main striker, like Messi. It doesn't change my perception of Harry. He is one of the best but I don't want to say I am in love with him, like I did after Saturday's win at West Ham. My wife is so jealous and so is his wife! He's unbelievable.feedback

Sep 26 2017

It doesn't change my perception of Harry Kane because he scored three goals. For me he's one of the best as I told you.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I cannot joke about that because both are fantastic. Both are the type of players you want in your team, in the same team.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Cyprus

Apoel are very tough. It is important to respect them because we need to win. It's so important. We need to fight and play better than them.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I don't believe. But I can say nothing because it's in the medical staff's hands.feedback

Sep 23 2017

No, not only in England but in the world. For me he's the best striker in the world. I'm in love with him as the fans are. He's a great striker. His mentality is fantastic. He's so humble. I think yes, I am in love with him. You can feel that.feedback

Sep 23 2017

He's great. He's fantastic. It's difficult to find different words [to describe him].feedback

Sep 22 2017

Tim [Sherwood] has the right to speak about Tottenham and Harry. But that is a question more for Harry and what he's going to do. The answer is Harry has the power and decision to say what he wants to do in the future.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - World Cup

It is so important. To know each other better; to speak in a different way. That creates links between them, emotion. And when you must fight in a competition, there's more of a willingness to help your team-mates and care more for them and care more for the gaffer that pays the restaurant bill! It's not only about tactics but outside the pitch, too. Putting all the staff, the players and the chairman in a restaurant – that is tactics, too.feedback

Sep 22 2017 - World Cup

No, no, no. When I pay, I pay good. Good restaurant, good food, good wine. Argentine wine, which is the best. With Llorente, it's about having a different alternative up front to Harry Kane. He won the World Cup but he's so humble and he provides very, very good energy. It's only been a few weeks that the signings have been involved in the dynamic of the team, the club, and they need time. Only time. But I think we're strong. I'm so happy with my squad.feedback

Sep 22 2017

We always try to find a way to stay together outside of the training ground because it is so different – all that happens is so different. But it is so difficult in England to find a day or a night together. It's such a busy schedule that we have. We play every two or three days and then everybody is away for an international break. Wednesday was very good to stay altogether outside and laugh and share in a different atmosphere.feedback

Sep 21 2017

Some people are also saying we must win trophies for Harry to stay with us but it's already been made very clear. He's one of our best strikers, Harry is our player, he loves Tottenham, he's staying here and he's looking forward to staying here for a long time.feedback

Sep 17 2017

I take every season as it being different. We have a new dynamic and we need to be positive.feedback

Sep 17 2017

Last season was a fantastic season at White Hart Lane. Now that is history and we are building a new stadium and that will be fantastic. We felt [Dembele] needed to rest after Wednesday.feedback

Sep 17 2017

[Davies] got a knock on his ankle but we need to rotate. One player is not key to a loss. We felt [Dembele] needed to rest after Wednesday.feedback

Sep 17 2017

We need to play here at Wembley. I think we need to move on. Because if not, we are in the past.feedback

Sep 17 2017

It's a good point to talk about. But Dortmund was Wembley and some games before here. I think no.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It was unlucky for us. We did not get the one penalty we deserved. In that situation the referee had a no good afternoon.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It is so clear. What is not clear [is] why Mike Dean [chose to] justify in front of our players that it was handball, but it was not handball. If you are not sure about the situation then why say it was handball? It was unlucky but we need to look at ourselves and try to be better next time and score before this situation.feedback

Sep 16 2017

We created chances and dominated the game but were a little unlucky.feedback

Sep 16 2017

I am happy with the performance although it is another game we draw here at Wembley and that is no good.feedback

Sep 16 2017

Players must show hunger and never lose their hunger. We have a lot of good examples: Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, or players like Harry Kane, who is 23.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It's true, the team were 14th or 13th and we were a little bit under pressure because the team were there and play well, but not win games.feedback

Sep 16 2017

It is exciting, we go to the national stadium with a massive crowd against a great team. But we have been away to top four sides and picked up points, there is no reason we cannot do that.feedback

Sep 16 2017 - Borussia Dortmund bus attack

It's massive, massive to start in that way. To get three points. It was so important to get the three points against a fantastic team like Borussia Dortmund, who have unbelievable players.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Borussia Dortmund bus attack

I showed the team the first goal that he scored against Borussia Dortmund, how he fought with two defensive players and then how he scored. It is our responsibility to inspire them not to lose their hunger.feedback

Sep 15 2017

We are working very hard to try to first build our philosophy and the way we want to play.feedback

Sep 15 2017

I think it was clear that it was so important for us. It will help us to get our confidence and trust of playing there at Wembley, to help us feel that it is our home.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It is true that players try to score to win and show good performance and in the end win titles. That is the aim for everyone.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It was so important to win, we are so happy. It was so important to start well in a tough game. Dortmund played really well, they dominated the first half. We increased our level in the second half and we were very clinical in front of goal.feedback

Sep 13 2017

It is more than three points. At half-time we fixed some problems and modified the position of some players. The tempo of the game decreased which was better for us. Dortmund are a very aggressive team, we struggled a little to pass the ball quickly.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Sometimes you can't dominate, you have to play a different way and the team is more mature now. We can learn a lot from this game.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Champions League

For me he's one of the best strikers in the world. In the Champions League, the most important competition in the world, scoring will give him the credit he deserves.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

Now we need experience. We need to challenge them. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

Last season after the first game against Monaco it was difficult to change the dynamic. It's so important to try to win the game. It will be tough, Dortmund are a great team, but in our mind our mentality is to win and be aggressive from the start. We need to challenge them. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 12 2017

Real Madrid are on a different level: they won the last two Champions Leagues so it's a different reality. I think it'll be a very competitive group.feedback

Sep 12 2017

This season will be a very good season for us to challenge them and show our reality.feedback

Sep 12 2017

It was a very painful experience because we could not be at the level we should have been but today, it's not an excuse.feedback

Sep 12 2017 - Champions League

Last season was our first experience of the Champions League. Previously we play Europa League, for 98, 99 per cent of the players. And for myself, too.feedback

Sep 12 2017

That experience [of last season] is important. We know very well what the competition demands from you, and I think that is so important – that experience from last season.feedback

Sep 12 2017

It's true that it's a competition that is tough. I think it's at the same level of the Premier League and with the amount of focus and energy [you need], it's massive.feedback

Sep 11 2017 - Champions League

It's true that our problem was to have had 19 players that did not count as home-grown for the Champions League squad [including Lamela and Janssen]. It's unbelievable that Eric Dier is not home-grown when he's playing for England. That is so strange, no? It kills a little bit our possibilities.feedback

Sep 10 2017

Maybe they have different characteristics but I think he is in that level, with Batistuta.feedback

Sep 10 2017

But Harry can be better. He is a killer, Harry Kane. Look at the goals he scored the last years! Mental level? Yes. Absolutely [they are the same].feedback

Sep 10 2017

I would put Harry Kane in with Batistuta. All that is happening to him he deserves. He is the protagonist of his life, and he deserves all the prize.feedback

Sep 09 2017

It was an important victory for us. Every player played really well and I am very pleased. He has scored 100 goals for Tottenham. He deserves our congratulations, it is an unbelievable mark for him.feedback

Sep 08 2017

We need to keep the dynamic we have created. I trust him, I am confident that he can succeed here and help the team to achieve the things we want.feedback

Sep 08 2017

But in January we check again to see if we change the names in the squad. But, yes, he has a future like other players here.feedback

Sep 08 2017

From day one he has been like a 16- or 17-year-old going to training with the first team for the first time. That is massive because that energy is fantastic. It's a very good example for everyone. Not all experienced players can bring what Fernando can bring. It is not because you are 32 or 33 that you are great. Sometimes you are 33 and struggle but, when we had the possibility to sign Fernando, we moved very quickly. He scored 15 league goals at Swansea last season and he can repeat the same with us.feedback

Sep 08 2017

I told him: 'Yes, we are signing Llorente'. Hugo said: 'Wow, fantastic player.' That is the impact he has had on the changing room because all the players respect him. They've now seen how he is – very warm, very friendly – and it's fantastic. It's a big impact for our changing room.feedback

Sep 08 2017

Maybe the headlines are because it's Dele and something happens. And he's English. But I think it's not a big issue. For me, it's about moving on and not to create important things about this. He was joking. Look at Mr Bean. No? That is a bad example! All the people laugh about that. And Dele was joking with Kyle Walker! Come on. We need to censor Mr Bean.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I recognise that in the last few days there have been some rumours but he is so happy and so calm.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It is true, there have been a lot of rumours in the last few days. He was talking with me in my office this morning [Thursday]. He is happy, he wants to make fully clear his position that he is fully committed to the club. He is happy with his contract – two years plus one – but it is not easy.feedback

Sep 07 2017

The Premier League is completely different to Ligue 1.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Dele Alli has improved a lot from last season and his behaviour is fantastic. That was a joke with a team-mate. He was unlucky because the camera caught that moment. I am not worried, I think it was the heat of the media afterwards. It is not a fantastic gesture, I think it's not a big issue, although it was a shock in the moment. When you know and you meet some people, always you start to assess him from the day you meet them and for me we start from [here].feedback

Sep 07 2017

He will be good competition for Kyle [Walker-Peters] and [Kieran] Trippier in that position. It is a position we need to improve and I am happy.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Champions League

Serge is a player with a lot of experience in Europe. Last season he was playing with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It was something with his team-mate, no big issue for FIFA or for us. Things happen on the pitch. From my point of view it is not a big issue, he should not be banned by FIFA.feedback

Sep 07 2017

He is still young, only 24, but with a lot of experience. Now it is important he arrives here and adapts with the new squad.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I'm the first to make mistakes in my life. It's important people give the opportunity to show that you learn. When you know and you meet some people, always you start to assess him from the day you meet them and for me we start from [here].feedback

Sep 07 2017

You always start to assess people from the day that you meet them. With Serge, we start from here. For him, it's a new chapter in his life. It's a big opportunity for him to show all that he has inside and the good player that he is. People always deserve another opportunity.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I spoke with him about different things before he signed but I'm a person that likes to move on. As I've always said, I'm the first person to have made mistakes in my life and it's important that we give people the opportunity to show they can learn and improve.feedback

Aug 27 2017

[Kane] is a player who works hard. His commitment is there. I feel sorry for him. A striker always needs to be a little bit lucky. I am sure he will start to score.feedback

Aug 27 2017

We need to be strong. That is a mental problem we need to fix. If you look at Chelsea last season, after three or four games, you would never say Chelsea would be the champions. I think it's clear we need to improve and increase our mental level.feedback

Aug 27 2017

It was difficult because they were tough. It was a tough game. But when you have the chances to kill the game, you must. Okay, you must not concede a goal like that.feedback

Aug 27 2017

I think we need to find our balance. The team is showing in some periods of the game we are lacking concentration and in football you pay if you are not focused.feedback

Aug 27 2017

We need to make Wembley feel like our home. But if you remember our first season we found it difficult at White Hart Lane. Then it became a comfortable place for us. Wembley today wasn't the problem for us.feedback

Aug 27 2017

It has nothing to do with it. I think Wembley helps a lot to break the defensive lines and helped us score a goal. If people are thinking about that they need to stop. We have a responsibility to do better. I can tell you Wembley wasn't the problem.feedback

Aug 27 2017 - Manchester United

I think he's young, but he won the Copa Libertadores with his team in Colombia. He played regularly at Ajax. Played the final against Manchester United. I think he's young but with amazing history and background. I like his personality and how he is aggressive, he is fast, he will fit for us very well.feedback

Aug 26 2017

That showed that he is a player with big character and personality, and with a lot of potential.feedback

Aug 26 2017

He speaks very good English, and from day one when he arrived I think he is like all the players here. Yes, he is very welcome with the team-mates and he is one of us.feedback

Aug 26 2017

First of all, it [the challenge] is to adapt yourself. I moved with my wife, we were not scared, but you are waiting because you don't know.feedback

Aug 26 2017

It was difficult at the beginning, [but he has] all the characteristics for success here.feedback

Aug 26 2017

When he arrived at Ajax from the beginning he showed his quality, started to show his character and personality. I think he was the best player on Ajax in his first season.feedback

Aug 25 2017

No, I think sometimes you can lose the games like this. It's true that you are never happy when you lose, but in the way we lost there were a lot of positive things to take.feedback

Aug 25 2017

Davinson is with us because a lot of clubs were interested in him but he decided to join us.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - Manchester United

I like his personality and how he is aggressive, he is fast, he will fit for us very well.feedback

Aug 25 2017 - London

It's a massive opportunity because we believe he will be one of the best centre-backs in the world in the future. That is why we made the effort to try to sign him.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I am disappointed because I think we deserved more. Our performance was good. I think I am happy with the performance of the team. We played a good game, created the most chances.feedback

Aug 20 2017

But they were clinical in front of goal. They shot twice and scored twice. For us, it was difficult to score.feedback

Aug 20 2017

After breakfast we went to training. Nobody knew about Diego and at lunchtime it was breaking news on the television... Diego shoots journalists in Buenos Aires!' 400 kilometres away!feedback

Aug 20 2017

But I promise you, if he arrived here and opened the door we'd all be in love with him.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I remember one day he started shooting the journalists in Argentina. The day before he was sleeping in my room. He loved basketball and went to see it in Mar del Plata – the final in the conference. And then, in the morning, I woke up and he wasn't in bed.feedback

Aug 20 2017

His energy, his personality – and he's a person that when he's with you he makes you feel the best.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I love everything about him. I knew Maradona, the real Maradona. We see him on the pitch and then there is his image. Outside it was crazy.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I then go to breakfast, the manager asked about him and I said: 'No, no, no, he didn't come back to the hotel.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It's so difficult in English to express myself and my emotion.feedback

Aug 20 2017

I think I was one of the most happiest people in the world when I met him for the first time. Because it was a dream come true, but more than a dream.feedback

Aug 20 2017

Today was not about the tactics. We were much better than Chelsea and we were a little bit unlucky. So I'm not sad or frustrated. I'm 'happy' to lose in that way. We played better and created chances to score. But that's football. We have to accept they were more clinical than us in front of goal.feedback

Aug 20 2017

It doesn't affect me. I understand that we need to talk, everyone needs to talk … But I think the Wembley effect is not the reason we lost the game. The team played really well. It's not fair to blame Wembley. For me, Wembley is one of the best places in the world to play football. And today it was clear: if you love football and watch football, and watch the game again, you will see that Wembley was not the problem.feedback

Aug 18 2017

That is our aim - to try to improve our squad and try to bring new faces and new energy to the team because it will be a long season.feedback

Aug 18 2017

Like always I fully respect everyone from every club and every player - I never speak about rumours. We expect to sign some players before the end of the transfer window.feedback

Aug 18 2017

We are very happy and positive about the evolution of Kieran, he is doing very well in the last few days. We will assess him first and he will [likely] be in the squad. Then it is my decision if he plays or not.feedback

Aug 18 2017

We expect to sign some players. Our aim is to improve the squad and bring new faces and new energy to the squad because it is a long season.feedback

Aug 18 2017

He [Walker-Peters] was fantastic but he is still young.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

I understood it when he explained to me. What he said did not upset me, it is only that he wanted to be sure that I had got the right message, not the wrong message. For me it is not a big issue.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

Conversation is good. We are colleagues and I think showing respect is important. In the Premier League we talk about fair play and everything, so it is important to show as the manager, we are being responsible every week in front of the media.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

Every manager has a right to say in the media what they want. For me, it is not my job to judge what they want to say or how they give their opinion. I don't believe he wanted to be disrespectful to Spurs or myself.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

I respect him and Chelsea and it's time to play and show we are better. It's always a challenge to play the champions.feedback

Aug 18 2017 - London

Last week, we had an opportunity to talk a little bit and he was very clear with me. He tried to explain what he wanted to say and sometimes the headlines are not the same as what he wanted to say. He explained to me and it's not a big issue. Sometimes the difference is important, and he wanted to try to explain what it was that he had wanted to say. It was different to how you had explained it to the fans, and I got his message direct.feedback

Aug 14 2017

Sure, now it is an advantage not to have signed players. We do need to sign players before the end of the window. We have to refresh the squad, to create competition, and the season is so long. We need more quality, more players to keep the level we want.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It was not easy to find the space and create chances. It's important to improve. In a stadium that doesn't have good memories for us, it was important to win. It was a clear red card.feedback

Aug 13 2017

If Harry Kane had scored to make it 3-0 at the end, that would have been a bit more fair. We knew how they play, so narrow and deep. It was difficult to move the ball quickly. We had control and we were helped by the red card but I think we deserved to win the game. It's important to keep his feet on the grass, it's only one Premier League game.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's important to keep his feet on the grass, it's only one Premier League game.feedback

Aug 13 2017

He's mature enough now to accept all that happens on the pitch. He's so calm, so brave. He then scored a great goal.feedback

Aug 13 2017

For me we need to sign some new players before the end of the transfer window. It's important to refresh the squad. We need more competition between us. We have 10 months ahead of us, we are involved in four competitions that demand a lot of energy and we need more competition, more quality, more players that can help the team to keep the level we want to show in every game. It's not fair to say they deserve the same punishment - Harry, Shelvey or Ritchie. He was calm. That is important. Remember last season we talked a lot about that. How we need to behave and improve and learn.feedback

Aug 13 2017

No I think it's different. I saw the action. With the ball in the middle sometimes you can see, but without the ball or in another side it's completely different.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's not fair to say they deserve the same punishment - Harry, Shelvey or Ritchie.feedback

Aug 13 2017

He needs to improve. He's not in his best expression, but he is coming.feedback

Aug 13 2017

I think it's difficult. Viewed from another side, it's completely different. It's not fair to say it merits the same punishment as Shelvey.feedback

Aug 13 2017 - Champions League

We need some new players. We have a lot of games in the Premier League and the Champions League. We need more quality, more competition.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I don't want to compare us with other clubs, who have made signings before us in the previous two seasons and we have finished above them.feedback

Aug 11 2017

[The disruption was] more outside than in the club. The players were very calm. Sometimes you understand the frustration. It was his opinion and then he understood he needed to apologise. I forgive that. For me, let's move on and try to get him fit as soon as possible.feedback

Aug 11 2017

If you see the last five years, Tottenham always spend money and sign players at the end of the transfer window. I don't understand why it is a big issue now. We are so calm. The team is ready to compete.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I respect all opinions but when Daniel Levy made an offer for me to come here, no one forced me to sign. It's like that for the player. No one forces him to sign a contract. We are here at Tottenham, no one forced him to sign and stay here, not making pressure to make that happen. It's important to understand we are here because we want to be here.feedback

Aug 11 2017

I was a player, and sometimes after seven months not playing you are frustrated for different reasons. For me it's not a big issue, it's time to move on. It's good for him to say that. It's time to start a new season, it's exciting.feedback

Aug 10 2017

How have Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and different clubs tried to improve their season? Bringing players and trying to put more pressure on their star players – and for us we need to do that too.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - Manchester United

We are not a club today that can compete with Manchester United and City for a player. We cannot fight. We are in a different way.feedback

Aug 09 2017

We need players who can challenge our starting XI, players who believe in themselves and think 'OK, I can challenge Dele Alli, I can challenge Harry Kane'. We need to bring new energy and strengthen our squad, everyone knows that. If you look at the history of Tottenham in the last few years, we always spend at the end of the window.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Chairman Daniel Levy is working hard with the chief scout (Steve Hitchen), we are working hard to deliver and try to add the strength we need to fight in four competitions next season.feedback

Aug 09 2017

The market is a little bit crazy, but you cannot stop the evolution of football. It is not easy to improve, but we will find the right players to challenge.feedback

Aug 09 2017

We have a very confident team who are ready to challenge again for a big season, but it's true we have the responsibility to try to provide some new energy every season.feedback

Aug 09 2017

The transfer market is a little bit more relaxed now. The other big sides have spent almost all their money and now it's our moment. It's Tottenham's time to get involved.feedback

Aug 09 2017

For sure we're going to spend. We're going to strengthen our squad and sign some players who can help us fight. We need new energy in the team.feedback

Aug 08 2017

When you are focused and you feel that your home is White Hart Lane it's so difficult to change. It's so difficult to change your mindset and be ready when you are so comfortable at White Hart Lane. But next season there's no excuse. Next season it's Wembley only.feedback

Aug 06 2017

I cannot guess [whether he will be fit for Newcastle] because we need to wait until Monday.feedback

Aug 06 2017

We hope it's not a big problem.feedback

Aug 02 2017

It will be different, the pressure, for him. But there is no doubt that he is a quality player, a talented player. And there is no doubt that he will succeed with Manchester City.feedback

Aug 02 2017

He's one of the best full-backs in England and Manchester City have paid a lot of money – £50 million – just like they have signed different players to try to get success in the future. But, for me, I think we have seen the best of Kyle with Tottenham.feedback

Aug 02 2017

It's a big pressure because when you pay for some players, the pressure to perform as well in every game becomes greater.feedback

Aug 01 2017

How have Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and different clubs tried to improve their season? Bringing players and trying to put more pressure on their star players, their key players – and for us we need to do that too.feedback

Aug 01 2017

We are finding the balance because now is the moment to maybe refresh the team with some new faces – and it's sure that will happen. In three years, my experience with Daniel has always been trying to find a player to improve. The difference is were they the right or wrong signing?feedback

Aug 01 2017

Right, now [I hear] we need to win some trophies, no? That is good, the pressure. I think it's important to understand now that we need to be clever how we manage the expectation and how we need to put pressure on our own players.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Manchester United

It's so difficult to manage that situation. That's why as a manager you must give the possibility to rotate when they're at the same level. But we are so relaxed and so calm. There is no doubt in what we are trying to do.feedback

Aug 01 2017

Every season we need to be clever in how we bring more energy and make sure our main players are not in a comfortable situation – because if not it is normal in human beings. If some players arrive with different energy then it's: 'OK, come on, we need to push, we need to run, we need to do the same.' That is the risk we will have in the future if we only keep 11 players. It's so difficult to manage that situation. That's why as a manager you must give the possibility to rotate when they're at the same level. But we are so relaxed and so calm. There is no doubt in what we are trying to do.feedback

Aug 01 2017

The problem here is what happens when you say, I am No1', I am No2. And the No1 believes they have more right than another and the other feels he is less.feedback

Jul 30 2017

The reality is we want to win in two weeks when we start the Premier League against Newcastle. That is the game we want to win.feedback

Jul 30 2017

Our main players only came back 14 days ago. It is very difficult to get fit if you only focus on playing games. We pushed a lot to train and develop our physical condition.feedback

Jul 30 2017

For us we were focused today more on helping the team to arrive in two weeks in our best condition.feedback

Jul 30 2017

I totally understand. Fans showed they are disappointed with the situation but the Tottenham fans love him really. It is true when you compete you want to win. Today Manchester City were better than us. They showed better quality. We lost and they deserved to win.feedback

Jul 30 2017

We had a tough training session the day before the game so we knew it would be difficult to compete with a team like Manchester City that have a lot of quality and very good players.feedback

Jul 30 2017

They played better than us. It is difficult to judge the level on pre-season. We prioritised training and to try to get fit.feedback

Jul 30 2017 - London

We prioritised training, and tried to get fit, over the result. It's true you want to win but Manchester City were better than us. We lost and deserved to lose.feedback

Jul 29 2017

There are a lot of rumours about the big sides spending money and it looks like Tottenham is not ambitious. I want to tell our fans 'don't be worried', because we will move in the market.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Our moment will arrive. We have a plan. We are calm because our squad is competitive.feedback

Jul 29 2017

Our moment will arrive. We are calm because our squad is competitive. We have a plan. We have a very clear idea of what we want.feedback

Jul 28 2017

He can improve and learn a lot. He's a rotation player, yes. … But it's important that we're talking about a player who is so young and needs time to settle in the first team.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Our style means we need a bigger space to play because we play a positional game. It's true that White Hart Lane is a little bit tight and it's better for the opponent when they play deep. We need time to adapt to our new set-up and to understand better our position on the pitch.feedback

Jul 22 2017

It's important for us to start training and to get a feel for Wembley. That will be fantastic for us. It's impossible now to decide which day we will start there but it is in our plan to start to train at the training ground and then to try to move there [to Wembley] for a few days to train – not just for two days. We need to plan the training sessions with the organisation at Wembley.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Remember when I first came to Tottenham and I was criticised for saying the White Hart Lane pitch was too small for us? And now, people are saying that Wembley is too big?feedback

Jun 16 2017

This is a moment for our players to enjoy their holidays and try to recharge the batteries but for us, we're thinking about starting the season in the best condition.feedback

Jun 16 2017

I'm always positive about the fixtures ... and we start in Newcastle - that will be exciting because it's our first game and then our first game at [home at] Wembley is against Chelsea. I'm sure the fans will be excited for that as well.feedback

Jun 16 2017

The way that we finished the season before [last] is not too much important now but we'll have that in our mind to motivate us and we'll try to win. Next season will be exciting and to start at St James' Park will be very motivating for us.feedback

May 22 2017

This was a different season. We showed that we improved and learned from last season, which is so important for us. We finished how we wanted to and I think it is fantastic.feedback

May 22 2017

For Harry, 30 games and 29 goals is unbelievable. The top scorer again. It is a big achievement and it helped the team to play well and achieve second place. After he scored the third goal he had a little physical problem so it was a moment to be responsible and safe. I preferred to keep him healthy and instead it is a challenge for him to get 30 goals next season. He can do that. Second in the table 86 points should be enough to win the Premier League in another season. Now for us it is move on, rest, try to improve the squad and try to challenge next season. It will be tough again.feedback

May 22 2017

I'm very happy for Harry but very disappointed for Hugo. The moment we conceded a goal we felt disappointed because he needed another clean sheet to share the Golden Glove with Courtois. It was not possible but I think he would have deserved it. But it is fantastic for Harry. The team-mates and our fans are so, so happy about that. I think he deserves it and congratulations to him. He is one of the best strikers in the world. It is hard to say who is the best but he is already one of the best.feedback

May 22 2017

It is a good platform for us to next season to improve and try to win. In the next few seasons it is so important for us and the fans to win some trophies. We want to fight to win the Premier League next season.feedback

May 22 2017

I congratulate all the players for a fantastic season. We all feel very proud.feedback

May 19 2017

It was difficult because we conceded the goal but the team tried to keep going and I think we fully deserved it.feedback

May 19 2017

The team has worked so hard in the last three seasons to settle on principles and play how we play. We have to improve the squad again and try next season and the season after to not only keep the performance but to win some trophies. This group deserves to win something. I am very happy with the performance and the attitude. Fantastic. The only way to improve our mentality is to try and always play in this way. Always it is important to improve. In the first half we dominated the game; in the second half, it's true that they changed [shape] and tried to play with a little bit more energy.feedback

May 18 2017 - Champions League

Of course. You know better than me it is so difficult. We talk about 'if Tottenham are in the Champions League, it will be more attractive.' But then it's all about if you pay or not when we talk about top players. It was a fantastic moment that we'll remember forever. It will always be my best memory of WHL.feedback

May 17 2017

There are many, many rumours, but I am committed with the club. There is no reason to leave. There is no buy-out clause in my contract and I will stay here next season. You will see on July 3 at the start of pre-season, I will stay here. Don't worry. We were so close again this season, but like last season it was not enough. I am sure next season we will try again to fight. We need to do better, be stronger, improve in every area to try to win.feedback

May 17 2017

I sent him a text yesterday [Tuesday] after the surgery and we exchanged some texts. Now it is a moment to give time to recover after yesterday and I will be here on Friday to check how he is. He will have all our support.feedback

May 15 2017

It is true that we will play in the new stadium and we will take the last step to win something. We need to feel that Wembley is our home and we need to find a balance between White Hart Lane and there. Next season we will feel it is our home.feedback

May 15 2017 - Manchester United

It was a perfect performance and I am happy for the victory for our fans - it was a fantastic victory which the fans deserved. We had the control of the game and played better. It was another great performance at White Hart Lane and now we have to focus on the last two games. We are playing against Manchester United and they have very good players. They have been prepared to win the league and win big things. It is great to achieve second position and it is fantastic for us. We have been unbeaten at home all season so there are a lot of things to be happy about.feedback

May 15 2017

We will be proud of our achievements - we fought for the Premier League.feedback

May 14 2017

We've been thinking about it a lot and when the new stadium opens it will help us a lot to reach the next level. It will put the club in the last level in Europe.feedback

May 14 2017

To be unbeaten at White Hart Lane in the last season here is something to be happy with.feedback

May 14 2017

It was a very emotional game and ceremony. It's difficult to describe. I'm a very lucky guy to share the history of such a club in such a special moment. I want to say thanks to all my players and staff. We are sad and disappointed that Chelsea won the league but there is nothing to regret. All we can say is that next season we will give our best and try to win the league.feedback

May 13 2017

I hope Sunday will be the most special day in the last three seasons. It will be special for our fans, staff, players, people who love Tottenham.feedback

May 13 2017

I am very sensitive person and so emotional, so it will be difficult not to cry. I think for the fans it means a lot but in the same way – and I don't want to be wrong – I think our fans are so excited to welcome the new stadium, too.feedback

May 13 2017

That doesn't mean they are happy it is the end of White Hart Lane, but that they are excited towards the progress. They are excited to the future of the club. Be sure it will be very, very emotional but at the same time it will be very, very exciting to welcome the new stadium.feedback

May 10 2017 - Manchester United

Luke is still learning how to be an experienced player and it is taking him time to mature. He is growing, maturing and needs to develop psychologically, mentally and tactically.feedback

May 07 2017

Don't forget that Tottenham dropped at the first group stage, and then dropped in the first game in the Europa League [against Gent]. If you consider our games and their games, there is a difference of what, eight games?feedback

May 05 2017

You can find many reasons why we lose. The reality is we didn't score.feedback

May 05 2017

In football there are a lot of topics that make me laugh. We arrived at West Ham after nine games in a row.feedback

May 05 2017

We're still fighting, we're disappointed with the result. Now we must wait for the Chelsea result and then there are three games ahead to play. I think you all know that now it is more difficult to try to catch Chelsea. But we need to try – always to the end, always. I think in the first half we dominated but created few clear chances to score. We're all disappointed. We didn't show the same performance as against Arsenal. I have listened about that [pressure] for many, many weeks. Maybe when you lose it is because of the pressure or a bad performance.feedback

May 05 2017

To win a League or a trophy, there is a key moment and today was a key moment. It's not about playing good or bad, or running more or less. But when you need to win, you win. If you want to be champions you must win. How I don't know. We lose, we concede a goal, football is a game, you can win and lose, unlucky for us we lose today. We tried. I don't change my vision of my team. I'm very proud.feedback

May 05 2017

We were missing a little bit, but we move on and try to finish in the best way the season, still fighting. It is not over. It is true that it will be difficult. Now we have to wait, but thinking that it will be difficult to catch Chelsea.feedback

May 05 2017

It's difficult to keep your level. When we concede they play deeper and it's difficult to create the chance. We miss a little bit of fluidity to play in possession and move the ball quick and try to find the space and break them down. In the end I am calm, disappointed like our players, but we move on.feedback

May 05 2017

I don't like to complain. I'm calm on the touchline, focused on the game to help the team. Maybe when we watch after we can have a different opinion. It wasn't some decisions that changed the game. We didn't play with the same…not intensity, but how we always play. It was difficult.feedback

May 04 2017

We feel very sorry about the situation with Aaron, we wanted from here to send all our wishes that he recovers soon, him and his family. The club is in contact with his agent now, trying to see what we can do to help him. We all feel very sorry. He's a person that was here for nearly 10 years and Tottenham care a lot about his situation, the players, the staff, all the people are very concerned about his situation.feedback

May 04 2017

Chelsea are a team with a lot of experience, players that won World Cups or the Premier League before. It's about trying to win games and points.feedback

May 04 2017

Nothing happens for causality. It is always a consequence [of something else].feedback

May 04 2017

We are in the race and the gap is back to four points. We have another big game against West Ham on Friday, another difficult derby. That could be a chance to put psychological pressure on Chelsea.feedback

May 01 2017

I think today you can see our flexibility in our tactics during the game. How sometimes we had three at the back, four at the back, two at the back with three midfielders, we used the full-backs higher or close inside like a midfielder.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It was a fantastic afternoon. I'm very happy for the players and the fans. To win against Arsenal in the last derby at White Hart Lane, it was emotional for everyone. We tried to pay the supporters back for the energy they gave us. But the most important thing was to keep the gap with Chelsea. We have to keep focusing on our game and now we can say that we are more mature than last season. Today was another chance to see the team learning and improving.feedback

Apr 30 2017

But I have a massive respect for Arsene Wenger. I admire him for what he is doing in a club like Arsenal and it is a fantastic job. I am so happy, but our challenge is and our aim is not only to beat Arsenal but also the 19 teams in the Premier League. Of course I am very happy but I am also so calm as we have four games to play and now it is important to be focused and to try to reduce the gap to Chelsea.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It could be important. We'll see after. We will have the chance to play before and if we are able to win at West Ham...it will be a tough game and a difficult game and if we are able to win we will see what happens. The players were really focused on the Arsenal game and I think they didn't realise what happened at Everton. We (the coaching staff) knew because we were watching, but they were very focused. They did not watch the Chelsea game.feedback

Apr 30 2017

It is four points, with four games to play, all is possible in football and we'll see what happens next week. But now it's important to feel proud, happy, because the last game against Arsenal and all that means for our fans and those who love Tottenham, it was a fantastic afternoon. I am happy, as when always you play a derby like Tottenham, Arsenal it is always important to win.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I think we're playing and fighting for bigger things. If we look at the bigger picture, it's to try to reduce the gap with Chelsea. I think today it's not important, the gap we have with Arsenal. The most important thing is to do our job, try to win games and try to reduce the gap with Chelsea.feedback

Apr 30 2017

When you run more, you have more options to your team-mate when you are in possession. When you don't have the ball, it is to run to try to recover as soon as possible.feedback

Apr 29 2017

You cannot ignore that it is a derby, with all that means, and we are also playing for another big thing, to be alive in the title race. It is a very tough job to be focused and it's true that emotion will be involved – maybe more than in other games. But the team has learned a lot. They know that football is emotion. It will not be new for the team to feel that emotion on Sunday.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Faith and belief are important words. But most important is to feel the faith and the belief when it is running in your blood and your body.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I believe in energía universal. It is connected. Nothing happens for causality. It is always a consequence [of something else]. Maybe, it is one of the reasons that Harry always scores in derbies. I believe in that energy. For me, it exists. That was a very bad period for us.feedback

Apr 28 2017

We are playing from the beginning of the season as if it's the last game at White Hart Lane – the atmosphere, the players, the fans, everyone behaved with amazing energy. You can feel that. Our fans are so excited, and our players too. I think that feeling, that energy - that our fans translate to the team - is amazing. And it is key, to push you and help you to give your best.feedback

Apr 28 2017

It's true that emotion will be involved, more than maybe in other games. But it's a good thing that the team learns a lot, they know that football is emotion; you play with emotion….feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

It's not a motivation, that thing you explained now to me. My motivation is to win, my motivation is to try to win with Tottenham some titles, my motivation is that my players every day can improve and show that we are better than our opponents. I really don't care about that silly celebration that you explain now to me. The advantage is that my English is so bad and I don't read too much or listen too much. We are here to try to help this club achieve things – to be better every day, to be better every season. We want to win and we are focused on that, not on other things.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

We are professional. It is important for us to think for ourselves, to try to achieve our aim and don't think about what happens next to us with our opponent.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - London

My feeling is now, when you are so close, only four points [behind] – only, but it is massive when there are only five games to play – I will be very disappointed if we don't win the title. In that moment I will start to think of all the good things that have happened this season and then be realistic in analysing the season. I really don't think in which position is Arsenal. Our focus is to try and win every game and try to win the Premier League. Then we will have time to be happy and different things that make our fans happy.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We know what Arsenal means, this game. Our challenge now is to try and reduce the gap to Chelsea again and think about bigger things than only to be above Arsenal.feedback

Apr 27 2017

The last season at Sarrià was very emotional, with a big history. As a player, I felt how emotional it was – the last game against Valencia; the day that the stand came down; how the people cried. It was very, very emotional. And now it's happening at White Hart Lane. Many, many years later, I am living and feeling the same.feedback

Apr 27 2017

They showed great character and personality after a very disappointing weekend. The team is showing we are ready this season to fight.feedback

Apr 27 2017

It's a special season for us at White Hart Lane – we can all feel it. It's very special every time we play. The fans are more open to help the team and the team is more focused, trying to repay the support of the fans. It's a moment in which we feel very comfortable at the stadium and you start to miss it before you leave. Every time you are there, you start to miss it.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It was unbelievable - a very good performance. I think [in the] second half we played much better than in the first half.feedback

Apr 26 2017

The team are now showing we are ready. We are ready this season to fight and, next season, we'll be even better. We are showing that we learned a lot from last season as a team. That is so important because last season was a big challenge. To improve on that season, that was difficult. Last season, the team were fantastic, playing well, and it was a massive challenge to improve again.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Now we have reduced the gap again to four points, but every victory is not to send a message to Chelsea. After every victory, the most important thing for us is you build your confidence, trust and belief. It's more for us than to send a message to our opponents. That for me is good. It's about building confidence, your faith that you can win. Then to fight on the pitch. It's not mind games. It's about building a strong belief, a winning mentality.feedback

Apr 26 2017

You are playing, not thinking about the gap or what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. From our position, you're trying to help the team. As the game finishes, you start to see all (the picture), but the trust and belief and confidence was good.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It was important for us, that victory in a very tough game against a team who were in very good form. We showed great character, personality after a very disappointing weekend. I'm very pleased with my players, a big effort. We played much better in the second half after changing something at half-time. We'd found it hard to move the ball quickly and find the space to move forward and create chances. But, after 97 minutes, we fully deserved the win.feedback

Apr 26 2017

It was a big challenge today, to be still alive in the title race.feedback

Apr 26 2017

The possibility of finishing above Arsenal is not a motivation or a distraction. We are just focusing on trying to beat Arsenal. What happens at the end of the season, we'll see. We'll have time to speak then, but the focus is on winning the next game.feedback

Apr 25 2017

On the replays, it was very funny because nobody touched him. At Tottenham we are doing things and the club has a lot of potential, so there is focus on a talented player.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Qatar

He is playing in Qatar and he was a Barcelona player, he's my enemy. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me. He's Barcelona – a player, a fan, you know. I remember the game when Xavi fell down [in 2009], it wasn't a penalty, but the referee awarded it. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the penalty and Barcelona won the game. Xavi fell and said 'penalty!' and it was given. My relationship with [chairman] Daniel Levy is very close. We have a plan to improve and we will deliver it when we finish the season.feedback

Apr 25 2017

For our fans, it is so clear that all the decisions we take are to try to improve the team, try to be more competitive next season.feedback

Apr 25 2017

The players we want to keep, we will keep, because the chairman said to me: 'We don't need the money. If we sell some players, it is because we want to. We will sell players because of the players we want to sign.feedback

Apr 25 2017

The most important thing is to enjoy the present. I am so sad [about the sudden death of Tottenham's Under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu last week] – don't think about the future. In the future we will take the best decisions for the club. After three years you can see how the team is improving every year and all our decisions so far have been good. Trust in the club that we will take the best decision for the club to achieve [our goals], improve next season again. That's the most important thing.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We need to check him and he needs to recover the feeling of the competition after three months. That is difficult for a player after three months. Its difficult but the door is not closed and we are flexible.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Next Sunday it will be three months since he got injured. We will see. Today he started to do some things with the group. We will see how he reacts in the next few days. Then we will see. We have been careful with him but we are happy that he is in a good way. We hope he will be available as soon as possible to be selected.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Manchester United

On Monday, Thierry Henry came to our training ground [to interview Harry Kane for Sky TV] and we remembered the Barcelona v Espanyol game from December 2009, in which Henry played for Barcelona. I was the Espanyol manager. In it, Xavi cheated the referee. He fell down and got a penalty. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored and Barcelona won 1-0. I always remember Xavi for that decision.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Qatar

He's in a period where he loves to talk. He's in Doha. He tries to destroy our focus to win because he hates me. He's Barcelona. I know him very well because I played against him a lot.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Qatar

He's in a period when he loves to talk, he's in Doha [playing for Al Sadd] and listen, he was Barcelona player, he's my enemy. He tried to destroy our focus to win because he hates me because he's Barcelona - player, fans, you know. I know him [Xavi] very well, I played against him a lot and when I was a manager [at Espanyol]. Yesterday there was Thierry [Henry] here and we remembered the game that he cheated the referee. He fell down, it wasn't a penalty, but Ibrahimovic scored for Barcelona and they won the game.feedback

Apr 24 2017

If some clubs are interested in some players it is very clear you need to knock on the door of Daniel Levy. If any player is going to leave the club it is always the club's decision. All the players today have contracts for the next two or three years, minimum, and we're not worried.feedback

Apr 23 2017

It is only me who makes the decision and I think the plan was good. The first goal we conceded there was no tactical problem to do with Sonny's position. The second goal was unlucky because for me it was not a penalty. How many times did you see Moses arrive in the final third? One and that ended with the penalty. That was unlucky. They found time to score four and they had only one corner. We had 11. If you see the stats, it was a completely unfair result. But that is football.feedback

Apr 23 2017

I am confident we will fight till the end of the season. For now it is hard to offer consolation to you, the fans and the players because it is hard to lose in a semi-final but we need to move on and try to prepare for the next game and be as strong.feedback

Apr 22 2017

It is important to speak about the moments of the game. We fought a lot. We tried and scored. The penalty for me was a soft penalty or was not a penalty. To go into the changing room 2-1 down was difficult and again we played well in the second half and scored, but then they came back.feedback

Apr 22 2017

To fight on that level with Chelsea, one of the best teams in England, is a big thing for us. Two years ago it was difficult to think of us being at that level – the semi-finals of the FA Cup and fighting for the Premier League. Now it is a reality.feedback

Apr 22 2017

I cannot change the past. You need to deal with today - the present - to have a better future. I know that if you're a supporter you feel very disappointed today. You always want to win. But with the project and in the moment that we are in I feel very proud. They players are making a fantastic effort. I believe this is an exciting team and it is only a matter of time until we win. We have to be careful how we build the team over the next two years. It was not today, this season, but we will try again next season for sure.feedback

Apr 21 2017

At Spurs, you always like a manager and a player who lifts the trophies. We will arrive there, we are ambitious.feedback

Apr 21 2017

I hope they will continue [to have problems] in this way.feedback

Apr 21 2017

If some clubs are interested in some players it is very clear you need to knock on the door of [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy. If any player is going to leave the club it is always our decision, the club's decision. I invite all the clubs that want players from Tottenham to come to the training ground and visit our chairman Daniel Levy. [Alderweireld] is playing and it is his second season with the club. I don't think anybody has any doubts about Toby.feedback

Apr 19 2017

Then we signed Wanyama and played both, but we had some injuries like Toby [Alderweireld] and Jan [Vertonghen], and Eric was the perfect player to play as a centre back. That is a good thing for the player, the possibility to play in different positions and do well in every one.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - Afghanistan

We provided all the tools [for Dier] to be a Premier League player. My first game in charge against West Ham, he started as a centre back, next to Kaboul. Kyle Naughton got a red card, he moved to full-back and scored. That season, he played like a full back, like a centre back but never as a midfielder. Then in the summer, we were looking for a midfielder and we had plenty of options (to buy one), but I decided to play Eric in midfield.feedback

Apr 15 2017

The pressure is on Chelsea to win at Old Trafford and [that] will be very tough for them.feedback

Apr 15 2017

If they fail, we are there. It will be fantastic if [after that game] the gap is still four points. Four points is still a lot. They are the favourites and they are on the top. We are fighting for ourselves and to be there and play for the top four. For the second consecutive season we are there and it's fantastic for the club. I'm very pleased. The performance was fantastic. I'm very happy for the players and the fans.feedback

Apr 15 2017

Leicester fully deserved the title but now, I think you understand more our behaviour against Chelsea. Now, you recognise that the situation was so, so difficult for us.feedback

Apr 15 2017

We fought against everyone and we spent a lot of energy. But now we are focused on fighting only our opponent when we play. Now, it is fair play. It's so fair play. Nobody is against Tottenham and I think it is a [fair] competition. I feel it's up to Chelsea and then, it's up to us or the teams behind us. I feel it's fair play today.feedback

Apr 15 2017

The world tried to kill Tottenham last season. It was good if you heard before Palace-Arsenal from Ranieri. We recognised that the world was, for us, trying to help Leicester. When I told you that last season, maybe you thought: 'This guy is a little bit crazy.' But now that you hear from him, I think you can put [yourself] in my position and the players' position. It was so, so difficult because the team that all the world tried to kill was Tottenham in second place. It was impossible to understand why.feedback

Apr 15 2017

If they don't get any points, it would be fantastic but Chelsea would still be the favourites to win the title. Four points is still a lot.feedback

Apr 15 2017

It was very good to hear that comment from Ranieri because it means a lot. It means a lot. We learned a lot from last season. There was a very bad period at the end when we spent a lot of energy fighting against Leicester but also against West Bromwich, against Chelsea, against the media, against the people.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Manchester United

There is big pressure to win when you are a big club. But for me the best example in football in many years was Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson – and what he created with young talent from the academy or from England. It created the core of a team that won everything. That is a good example for me. From day one, when we arrived at Southampton, we always said to you, the fans and the coaches that the most important thing was to show belief and faith in the young talent in England. One of our challenges in the last four years was to show the English people that the talent exists here.feedback

Apr 13 2017

I think he should win – he deserves it. I am very pleased for all those nominated.feedback

Apr 13 2017

He has a reputation and he deserves it.feedback

Apr 09 2017

I am so happy for him because, yes, I always knew the relationship from day one was tough. Was friendly, lovely, but tough too because it's like when you have your son, you love him, but sometimes you have to be tough.feedback

Apr 09 2017

He's special. He's a bit different to all the players that play now at his age. He's so experienced. His energy, his character, his quality. I think he is a unique player. He's different to another, it's so difficult to compare to another. He's a great. First of all a great kid, I think he's a lovely, lovely person. And then he is a great player. And then, he is so young he can improve a lot, he can learn a lot, his potential is massive. But every day he's improving, and every day he gets more mature. He's improving in his skills, but in his character as well.feedback

Apr 09 2017

It's true, yes my relationship is good with him. He is a really, really lovely person and that makes us very happy because he's enjoying his football. I remember after a game many people criticised me, killed me, killed him and time has shown we are right to support him. To give love, because he is so young.feedback

Apr 08 2017

They [the players] talk for us on the pitch and we are very pleased and very proud of that performance. Watford started with good energy, massive motivation to play against us, and to be patient was one of the keys.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We look at us, we need to see us. It's important that we compete against us. It is true that we feel free because we are in the second position. The gap is four but they have one game more to play. We have to try to win games and be ready if Chelsea fail. I'm very happy with the performance. We need to keep pushing. We're in a good position. We have great momentum. Belief is here. I think the team deserve full credit because the energy and the way that we played was fantastic – 4-0 but I think we deserved more goals.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We played really well. We played with a very good energy, very clear in the way that we tried to beat Watford.feedback

Apr 08 2017

After 15 minutes we controlled and dominated the game and the three points are fully deserved.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I'm not doubting Harry Kane. If he plays from the begin