Tottenham's Pochettino, Son scoop monthly awards

Son's manager, Mauricio Pochettino, was named manager of the month.

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes go head-to-head in predictor as the Premier League approaches the final turn.

Spurs' net spend last summer was around £30million while Arsenal and Chelsea forked out close to £100m.

TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken a sensational swipe at both Arsene Wenger AND Antonio Conte in one fell swoop.

Son Heung-Min also picked up the Premier League Player of the Month award, the fourth time a Tottenham player has won it this season and the second time for Son.

But Pochettino has rejected the notion, suggesting that Chelsea's significant spending in the transfer market has been critical to their success.

Although Kieran Trippier is like to take Walker's place in Tottenham first-team, if he does leave, Pochettino's other options at right-back are limited in his current squad.

"I understand him. It's hard for him because he was always a manager who liked to work with and to develop young talent", sniped Pochettino, speaking before Chelsea's win at the Hawthorns. I totally understand but I don't know if I agree with him that it's an advantage. Twenty years is a massive advantage.

"Sure the season so far was good and it's true when you don't win you feel disappointed because that is our ambition", Pochettino said. It's not a criticism [of Wenger].

After receiving the award Pochettino commented that the award does not only belong to him but the rest of the team.

However the Argentine boss hit back, saying: "I understand him. Maybe it was a struggle at the beginning but I think now he is happy". If not, it is hard. There is nothing more than football tonight.

Tottenham remain on course to finish second - their highest-ever finish in the Premier League - with a record points tally.

Chairman Daniel Levy U-turned on previous suggestions Tottenham's spending would decrease in the coming years - much like rival Arsenal's did after they moved to The Emirates Stadium - during a meeting of the club's supporters' trust in midweek.

  • Julie Sanders