- Title: Tottenham eyeing "massive" step to Premier League title - Pochettino
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** REPRESENTATIVES FROM KITCHEE SC AND TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE CLOSE OF BANNER READING (English): "20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA" PRESIDENT OF KITCHEE FOOTBALL CLUB, KEN NG, STANDING UP TO APPLAUSE CLOSE OF TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER, MAURICIO POCHETTINO NG CONGRATULATING TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE IN THE 2016-2017 PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON CLOSE OF BANNER READING (English): "TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR" (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, SAYING: "I think we will try to keep the core of the team and then try to add some players. Add some quality to try next season to be better. Like the Chairman (Kitchee FC president Ken Ng) said before, we need to improve by only one place. But the step is so massive a step for us. That is why we need to add better quality and try to improve and in the next season try to challenge to win the Premier League." TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR CAPTAIN, HUGO LLORIS (LEFT), WITH MIDFIELDER, CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN (RIGHT) NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, SAYING: "You want to know too much! (LAUGHS) Always we have some targets, we are working hard with our chief scout and the department of scouting. Yes, you will see in the next few weeks. It's so difficult because if I tell you now, be sure that it will be impossible to sign the target that we are thinking." CLOSE OF FOOTBALL NG AND POCHETTINO POSING WITH FOOTBALL
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 13:58
- Keywords: Kitchee friendly Hong Kong title transfers Premier League Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham Hotspur
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I28LDR
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- Story Text: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino told reporters in Hong Kong on Tuesday (May 23) that his side would need to add some quality signings over the summer in order to make the "massive" step to a Premier League title.
Pochettino took over in 2014 and has led the London side to a top-three finish in two of the last three seasons but has yet to win a trophy. They finished the 2016/17 Premier League campaign in second position, seven points behind champions Chelsea.
The Argentine made the comments ahead of Spurs' post season friendly match with recently crowned Hong Kong champions Kitchee SC.
The game, to be played at Hong Kong Stadium on May 26, will be part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the return of the former British colony to Chinese rule.
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