Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, has put pressure on his Tottenham counterpart, Mauricio Pochettino, ahead of their EFL Cup semi-final clash at Wembley, claiming that it’s about time that the Argentine wins a major trophy with his side.
Tuesday night’s fixture is a repeat of their Premier League clash earlier in the season, where Sarri’s men were thoroughly outplayed by the hosts, succumbing to a 3-1 defeat on the night.
Since taking charge of Tottenham in 2014, Pochettino has won innumerable plaudits from pundits and his peers for the job he’s done at the London club, overhauling the entire squad and making them regular Champions League participants.
The Argentinian, who reportedly is at the top of Manchester United’s managerial wishlist, still faces criticism due to his inability to win trophies with the Lilywhites.
Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, too, hasn’t won any major silverware in his managerial career despite some impressive performances – a drought he wishes to end as soon as possible.
Asked if Pochettino needs to win a trophy, Sarri said: “I agree because he is a very good coach, one of the best at the moment, I agree he has to win a trophy, I hope not this,” as quoted by Football.London.
“I think it is the same [if Sarri needs to win a trophy]. Of course Pochettino is in Tottenham from four years ago and I am here from six months and I think that here in the first season it is really very difficult for everybody.”
“For Pochettino, four years, for Klopp, four years, it was really very hard in the first season also for [Pep] Guardiola so here it is really very difficult to build up a very good team. You need time,” he concluded.