Mauricio Pochettino continues to recite the ENIC mantra that instructs us that penury is the path to redemption.
Whilst leaving the milked herd that our the Client Reference Numbers with intensely sore teats in the process. The gaffer told PA Sport:
“Now we are there but I think for me the most important thing is that we are there with a completely different way, or different tools of course, to teams like City or Manchester United. It’s not easy, because… it’s not all about money in football, that is true. But it helps, it helps a lot. It’s like happiness, you know? It’s not that if you’re a billionaire you’re going to be happy, but sure that helps a lot.”
This is award winning piffle. It is all about money otherwise instead of building a billion pound sports-themed shopping mall, THFC would have stayed at The Lane and built a team that won actual silverware and used that as credible leverage to ignite a new era.
Poch also manages to shoehorn in some fairytale he’s concocted about magic beans that with the just the tears of their mothers and the warmth of their father’s farts grew from just a humble window box into world class footballers.
“In football it’s the same, or you have a spontaneous generation like there was at Barcelona that appeared with Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta, (Lionel) Messi, (Gerard) Pique, (Cesc) Fabregas, (Carles) Puyol. Or like the ’92 generation at Manchester United. Of course that is not about money, that is a spontaneous generation that makes your team unbelievable.”
Football historians reading this will recall how these players all cost nothing, all played for free and never commanded massive amounts of money in the transfer markets. Because they grew from magic beans.
Meanwhile Marcus Edwards is on gardening leave because playing at Norwich was beneath him, Harry Winks is in Qatar having the polystyrene removed from his ankles and the walls of the Academy are are now sporting images of Harry Kane in different disguises to give the casual observer the impression Hotspur Way is a busy production line.
‘We are there with a completely different way’, not entirely new as such Mauricio, it’s called doing it on the cheap, but charging top dollar.