The London club are 20 points behind the newly-crowned champions, and the coach expects a tighter challenge next season, Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title next season, despite not being able to compete financially with the new champions.
Pep Guardiola’s squad were crowned on Sunday without kicking a ball, as nearest rivals Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home loss to bottom club West Brom. City were rewarded after spending big following a trophyless first season under the Spaniard, including signing full-back Kyle Walker from Tottenham in a deal reportedly worth up to £50 million.
Pochettino acknowledges Spurs cannot flex their financial muscles in the same way as City or United, yet he believes a “brave” approach – along with a willingness to work harder than the other top teams in England – is enough to make them serious contenders and, while his side still have some work to do this season to secure a top-four finish, the Argentine coach is already thinking ahead to how they can close the gap in the 2018-19 campaign. “It is not impossible to beat them we need to start the season better but of course it is difficult,” Pochettino told the media.
Money and tactics are the major factors that have been mentioned, do you think Spurs can catch up with city next season?