Poch: Finishing above Arsenal is not a motivation

Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says finishing above Arsenal is not his motivation and he instead wants to win the Premier League title.

A victory in the North London derby on Sunday will guarantee that Spurs will finish above their rivals for the first time in 22 years but Pochettino has league leaders Chelsea in his sights.

Tottenham are only four points behind the Blues with five games remaining and Pochettino insists he will be disappointed if his team do not win the Premier League trophy.

The Argentine mentor said: "I understand (the fans want to finish above Arsenal) but I am so honest, and my feeling is now we are so close, only four points, which is massive with only five games to play, but I will be very disappointed if we don't win the title.

"At that moment I will start to think about all the good things this season and be realistic to analyse the season. But I really don't think about which position Arsenal are in. My view and focus is to try to win every game and try to win the Premier League.

"For me (finishing above Arsenal) is not a motivation. The motivation for me is to win because it's a derby and I know what it means to win a derby."

The former Southampton boss added: "My motivation is to try to win some titles with Tottenham, and my players improve every day and show we are better than the opposition."

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