Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham building title-winning side

Mauricio Pochettino discusses Tottenham Hotspur's title potential

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur are building a team capable of winning the Premier League title in the future.

The north London side suffered their first defeat since a 1-0 loss to Manchester United on the opening day of the season last weekend after a 2-1 defeat by Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.

We have a very young squad that can only improve for the future

Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham can make amends for their setback against the Magpies with victory over Ronald Koeman’s Southampton outfit at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.

And Argentine Pochettino, who took over the reins at The Lane in May 2014, explained his vision for the Lilywhites ahead of their clash against his former club, the Saints.

“It is difficult to be consistent when you start,” Pochettino told his pre-match media conference.

“At Tottenham after 18 months we have put the basis for sure in the future to win some titles. We are sure because the basis is very strong.

“We have a very young squad that can only improve for the future. We only need time.

“We have the youngest team in the Premier League so sometimes we have to expect that we have bad days, like we had Sunday.”

Tottenham are fifth place with 26 points over 16 Premier League games following their 2-1 loss to Steve McClaren’s Newcastle side last Sunday evening.

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Spurs are only nine points behind surprise Premier League leaders Leicester City, whilst Pochettino’s side are three points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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