Pochettino: Barcelona move would be like joining Arsenal from Tottenham

He was then spotted talking to Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Barcelona president, at a restaurant in the Spanish city during the worldwide break. It will be impossible, one day, to move to Arsenal. Many people say hello and you spend five minutes together. After that, you know the rumour is impossible to stop. It's like if one day, [the Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy sacked me - in a few years it would be impossible for me to manage Arsenal.

"In football I know it's hard to keep values, to be loyal, have heart and emotion but for me it's more important to be honest".

In turn, he compared it to his current situation to give Tottenham fans an even bigger reason to smile as he insisted that he loved Spurs, and so would never want to take charge at Arsenal. "It would be impossible".

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was asked about the possibility of him moving to Barcelona, and he gave a brilliant answer to rule it out.

He also played 216 games for Espanyol.

"I understand the club are very cautious about the situation but I am not anxious, I am calm".

The French forward eventually signed for Spurs from Marseille late in August for a reported £11m, but has struggled for appearances at White Hart Lane so far this season, featuring in just 13 matches in all competitions. Our children went to the same school in Barcelona.

Lamela has not played for Spurs since October 25.

Tottenham Hotspur talent Harry Winks believes that Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele are two of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

"Now it's important to give all the support, all the love".

Son trained on Thursday, despite playing 90 minutes for South Korea in Seoul 48 hours before, while Vincent Janssen is struggling with a chest infection.

  • Julie Sanders