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Mauricio Pochettino reveals why he is ‘so happy’ today after Arsenal draw

Spurs blew a two-goal lead through Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane at Arsenal as Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued a point for the Gunners.

But the Tottenham boss insists he cannot wait for the uncertainty over players like Eriksen to finally be over – because it almost floored his unsettled team.

Pochettino said: “Tomorrow I’m so happy because tomorrow is going to finish the transfer window. We start from tomorrow being all on the same page.

“I think we were nearly on the floor, and now we are going to improve. Now we have clear minds.

Christian Eriksen put in a brilliant display against the Gunners

“Christian and different players, tomorrow they are going to be focused 100 per cent on Tottenham and not thinking of different things.”

There has also been uncertainty about the futures of Danny Rose and Serge Aurier, but while he is optimistic Eriksen is staying, Pochettino would give no guarantees.

He said: “We wait. Still some hours. I don’t want to say it’s impossible but it’s going to be difficult.

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“Nothing is impossible in football. I am optimistic. I hope in 24 hours everything will be clearer for everyone.

“But it showed our decision to play Christian was right. He’s an important player for the team and gave a great performance.

“The most important is to set the strategy for the future. First you need to criticise yourself, but it’s so important to move on, to learn from the past.”

Meanwhile, Spurs star Harry Kane insisted he did not dive to try and win a late penalty when he felt a shove in the back from Sokratis.

Kane said: “The defender made a tired tackle. On halfway I think I’d get that foul. Referee probably thinks I’m looking for it. He’s come through the back of me but it is 50/50. VAR would probably have backed the ref in this.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/mauricio-pochettino-reveals-so-happy-19122573

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