Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino makes quit admission ahead of new season

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen

But the Lilywhites fell 2-0 to Liverpool in a disappointing final, prompting Pochettino - speaking at his first press conference of Spurs' pre-season tour of Singapore - to remain at White Hart Lane and continue working toward winning silverware with Spurs.

Following this weekend's clash with Serie A champions Juve, Spurs face Manchester United in Shanghai before further friendlies in the Audi Cup in Germany - a tournament that sees them line up against Real Madrid and the winners of Bayern Munich versus Fenerbahce.

"Of course you look forward to another season, but there are a lot of things to talk about". Maybe if it was a different result after the final you can think, 'OK, maybe this is a moment to leave the club and give them the possibility of a real new chapter with a new coaching staff'.

"But I think after the final it was not really great to finish like this".

The former Espanyol manager added: "But I think after the final it was not really great and to finish like this I think in my point I am not a person to avoid problems and to face hard situations".

He reassured Spurs fans by adding: "And to rebuild now the mentality, that it's possible to next season repeat a similar season - that excites me and motivates me a lot".

"For sure, for sure", he said. When you touch the glory, sometimes you behave and feel different and the players feel different. "You never know", he told reporters when asked if he thought about leaving Spurs.

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"You are an individual, you have individual challenges and you have to accept if all the parts are happy".

The Danish midfielder made it clear after the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool that he was keen to make the step up and has not backed down from that stance.

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"The holiday was so tough for myself, hard to move on from the final". "We prepared for three weeks, fantastic".

"Myself and the coaching staff are not the same, no better or worse, just different".

"It's still hard and tough and difficult, but we need to move on".

"After five years in a hard project with Tottenham we spoke a lot about perception and the reality and how we fight with all our energy that we spend trying to put Tottenham in the best teams in Europe and England".

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