‘Pochettino has overachieved even if he fails to secure Champions League football.’
History provides distance and if you like, blunts a lot of things.
History doesn’t really focus on matters that nearly happened or the mood of individuals at the time.
So you only get the name winner of the Derby in ’78, not that the jockey was secretly battling against say a heroin habit ( I plucked these two elements from thin air so please don’t sue).
My point is, in time nobody will remember anything other than we qualified for the Champions League.
Or as this miserable blogger would tell you – Levy got away with it.
It is imperative that ENIC back Pochettino in the transfer markets and give him the right tools for the work ahead.
Making lemonade from lemons In football parlance is all very commendable yet it would be contemptible of Levy to tell Poch to keep over achieving whilst being under resourced.
It is evident Mauricio would be a much happier man if he were not required to negotiate his way through the minefield that is every presser e x p l a i n i n g what his wretched taskmaster and he are supposedly achieving – in what is clearly a cycle designed to advance the investment company and not the football club.
What ought to be an atmosphere of edgy anticipation as the big silver soul harvesting device opens its doors next term, is clearly one of barely stifled doubt.
The pricing for the New Destination™ was a mood killer and unless the bulk of us have misread the situation, there will be a blind eye turned to player retention and the squad will only be bolstered by recycling cash from sales.
Poch has delievered that which I believed to be extremely doubtful at the beginning of the season.
History won’t remember how we limped over the line and narrowly avoided the misery of the Europa.
We are here now.
We know that Pochettino must be comprehensively backed and without debate. The poor guy has been through the mill and done better than survive.
The Argentine has earned his stripes and ENIC need to ‘humour’ the fans by repairing the ravaged mess that is the football team.
You aren’t charging ‘getting away with it’ prices anymore, Mr Levy.