Pochettinho says Tottenham game will be emotional for him

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Mauricio Pochettino during a game
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Pochettinho says Tottenham game will be emotional for him but he will aim for a win. Especially after the team’s poor results in recent games.

Pochettinho will face his former club at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, having led the Spurs for five seasons.

The Argentine coach emphasised that it will be an emotional game because of his relationship with the club. But that won’t stop him from trying to win.

“It was special when we played there [in the reverse fixture in November]. It was my first time since leaving the club, but now it is a different time,” Pochettino said at his pre-match press conference.

“It will be emotional coming up against people who I worked with for a long period. I can’t hide my emotion for the club. I think it is going to be emotional because facing a former team, where the history was good, you remember that.

“But I have said before – across the 90 minutes we want to win and Tottenham are going to come here to try and win. It will be a good game.”

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways, especially after a heavy defeat against Arsenal and a draw at Aston Villa.

“Of course every single game is a challenge for us.

“Tomorrow we have a big challenge against a great team like Tottenham. I think it is going to be good, going to be a nice game to play and great opportunity for some kids to be on the bench and possibility to play.

“When the opportunity appears it is about being conscious, stepping up and being here and wanting to play for Chelsea.”

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