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Poch's view of the Amazon doc

FROM FOOTBALL LONDON

Mauricio Pochettino has delivered his verdict on the All or Nothing Tottenham Hotspur series in which he appears in the first episode.

The former Spurs boss appears in the first half of the opening episode, which briefly chronicles his final months at the club, including the Champions League final, before he was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.

The Argentine has now admitted that he has only watched those opening 25 minutes of the show, which is available on Amazon Prime Video.

"Me and Jesus, we only watched the first 25 minutes, until we left the club. We watched, and to be honest, it was correct. No more or no less," Pochettino told The Independent’s Melissa Reddy in the first episode of her new podcast Between The Lines, which is available here.

"It was like ‘OK, we need to put that Jesus, Toni, Miguel, Sebastiano and Mauricio were there, but it’s nothing to do with the documentary’.

"Being honest, I think we feel responsible because it was very difficult to say yes to open the door to Amazon, who came to Tottenham at a very difficult moment for us.

"And, of course, I feel sorry for Jesus, because he spent time from 7am trying to help the Amazon people to make that all work with the players, with the staff, with everything. And to be honest, after 25 minutes watching, I think Jesus appeared one time with me. OK, five and a half years (at the club) and we’re only in the scenario for 25 minutes, trying to justify why we left the club.

"But I understand, because it’s a documentary that’s trying to put the club in a good place. The club is not going to open the door to Amazon to create a problem after the documentary.

"I think, it’s difficult to be natural, but I hope they will achieve what they wanted doing this, you know, I think it’s important to show the facilities of the club, the new stadium, the new training ground that we were so involved in helping Daniel [Levy] to design.

"I still love the fans, I still love the club, and of course, I have a different appreciation for Daniel and the people that work there and the players.

"Jose [Mourinho] is a very good friend, I wish them all the best and that they can achieve some titles that Daniel can enjoy, and, of course, reflects all the effort that we were doing in the past to create the fantastic club that it is today."

Pochettino explained further why he felt so bad for his assistant manager Jesus Perez.

"Jesus was like a superman. He spent two or three hours in the morning, two or three hours in the evening, across three, four, five months, trying to coordinate everything and it’s really tough for him," he said.

"I know he’s not going to watch the documentary because it’s tough and it’s painful for him because he spent a lot of time and effort and of course, I can feel how he feels, you know."

Pochettino is currently awaiting his new challenge in football, having left Tottenham in November 2019.

"Personally, I am enjoying this break a lot. I am not a person who is going to cry if I’m not going back (to football) in one or two months," he explained.]

"The thing is, I have a life, like Jesus, that we can survive outside of football for a while. Maybe in one month or in two months or in six months, I will be desperate to be back to football, but today I think we have plenty of things to do.

"We are enjoying the break with the family. We know that football is so important for us, and it’s more than our passion, but never more important than your family, your friends.

"Of course, we love football, we love the game, we miss football and to be involved, but life has lots of things to do, and I don’t believe that it’s only football, or nothing."

He added: "We are now in a new world, not only in life but in modern football, and now is a moment to wait, to be relaxed, to be calm, but at the same time, to be ready.

"We are still working and trying to be better and to be ready for the next step for us. I cannot say what we need, it’s all about who is going to call us and it’s not going to depend on whether it’s a club at the top, or in the middle, or down (at the bottom).

"I think it’s going to be that we find some challenge and some connection, of course, with the pressure, but with the people who are going to call.

"For us it has become unbelievably important to win, because we are in football to try to win, but at the same time to create some connection and to try to enjoy our job."


posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

I think Poch must be holding out for a job with one of the biggest clubs in the world. He is right to, no point jumping in with a mid table club just to get back in work.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Flashy flibble (U10324)
posted 19 minutes ago
comment by LukaBrasi Average Team Fan (U22178)
posted 3 minutes ago
Poch who?
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Sizzle - keep this guy filtered.
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Changed you mind in a flash Flashy. LOL

comment by Bats (U18355)

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
comment by Cinciwolf---Wolves-4th best side in the country---VAR 'not so fast'!! (U11551)
posted 8 minutes ago
Just watched the series and it is far too watered down. The show misses so many of the key parts of the season or doesn't dig deeper into them. Big missed opportunity and basically a PR exercise.
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Don’t agree at all. Initially I was dead against this documentary, but it’s absolutely fantastic. It’s brilliantly made and even better than the City documentary. It feels like you are given access to a proper top football club, where as the City documentary you felt you was given access to a franchise. Nothing real about it. All my friends who are Chelsea and United fans etc, think it’s the best footy documentary out there. Excellent watch and some really good moments like Rose confrontation, Son/Hugo argument etc.
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It's awful idk what you are on about. But I stopped watching after hardman Dier started crying for being subbed off before half time so maybe it gets better

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

I’m enjoying it, it’s interesting to see the day to day goings on at a Premier League club, although I have never seen any of the other offerings to compare. Rose and Jose’s discussion in his office a highlight.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
comment by MKspur ツ - The Fountain of Knowledge (U9129)
posted 11 seconds ago
It’s not a patch on the Sunderland soap opera tbf
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The Sunderland one was very good, but they are anywhere near the level of club that Spurs are. So this for me is a lot more interesting for a neutral. Seeing how Mourinho works etc. Just more appealing than the Sunderland one.
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As a neutral it is interesting, but not quite as good as Sunderland, as someone said, soap opera is quite apt, it had far more drama. Enjoyed the spurs one so far though, episode 1, where José was in his office and the tv stated ‘“...especially after what happened at Man Utd..’

Jose switching off the tv:’fack off’

Seemed straight out of the only way is Essex in rehearsed nonsense...

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Laugh at Messi (U18355)
posted 1 hour ago
comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
comment by Cinciwolf---Wolves-4th best side in the country---VAR 'not so fast'!! (U11551)
posted 8 minutes ago
Just watched the series and it is far too watered down. The show misses so many of the key parts of the season or doesn't dig deeper into them. Big missed opportunity and basically a PR exercise.
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Don’t agree at all. Initially I was dead against this documentary, but it’s absolutely fantastic. It’s brilliantly made and even better than the City documentary. It feels like you are given access to a proper top football club, where as the City documentary you felt you was given access to a franchise. Nothing real about it. All my friends who are Chelsea and United fans etc, think it’s the best footy documentary out there. Excellent watch and some really good moments like Rose confrontation, Son/Hugo argument etc.
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It's awful idk what you are on about. But I stopped watching after hardman Dier started crying for being subbed off before half time so maybe it gets better
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But it’s not awful is it clearly a very well made documentary. Don’t bash something when you have watched about 2 episodes ffs.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 33 minutes ago
comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
comment by MKspur ツ - The Fountain of Knowledge (U9129)
posted 11 seconds ago
It’s not a patch on the Sunderland soap opera tbf
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The Sunderland one was very good, but they are anywhere near the level of club that Spurs are. So this for me is a lot more interesting for a neutral. Seeing how Mourinho works etc. Just more appealing than the Sunderland one.
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As a neutral it is interesting, but not quite as good as Sunderland, as someone said, soap opera is quite apt, it had far more drama. Enjoyed the spurs one so far though, episode 1, where José was in his office and the tv stated ‘“...especially after what happened at Man Utd..’

Jose switching off the tv:’fack off’

Seemed straight out of the only way is Essex in rehearsed nonsense...
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Sunderland from seeing it through a supporters perspective then yes I agree. They showed more interaction with the fans and what it feels to have Sunderland through the blood. The Spurs documentary in the football sense. We get to see the relationships of some of the players and argument etc. Jose having discussions and heated moments with Danny Rose etc. We see the chairman interact with the players with Spurs. Doesn’t really happen in the Sunderland doc. Excellent TV

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Love Poch. Wish him and Jesus all of the best.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 3 hours, 12 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baztard (U19119)
posted 33 minutes ago
comment by Don_tottenham (U3372)
posted 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
comment by MKspur ツ - The Fountain of Knowledge (U9129)
posted 11 seconds ago
It’s not a patch on the Sunderland soap opera tbf
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The Sunderland one was very good, but they are anywhere near the level of club that Spurs are. So this for me is a lot more interesting for a neutral. Seeing how Mourinho works etc. Just more appealing than the Sunderland one.
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As a neutral it is interesting, but not quite as good as Sunderland, as someone said, soap opera is quite apt, it had far more drama. Enjoyed the spurs one so far though, episode 1, where José was in his office and the tv stated ‘“...especially after what happened at Man Utd..’

Jose switching off the tv:’fack off’

Seemed straight out of the only way is Essex in rehearsed nonsense...
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Sunderland from seeing it through a supporters perspective then yes I agree. They showed more interaction with the fans and what it feels to have Sunderland through the blood. The Spurs documentary in the football sense. We get to see the relationships of some of the players and argument etc. Jose having discussions and heated moments with Danny Rose etc. We see the chairman interact with the players with Spurs. Doesn’t really happen in the Sunderland doc. Excellent TV
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Yeah, so for spurs fans it’s a good insight, for everyone else is good but not as entertaining as the Sunderland one where there was much more drama, and fans perspective (‘first episode, yeah pre season warm up, ‘a good 5 goals or so will see the boys start as they mean fo go on’,-they ended up getting beat 5-0) and dare I say more access to the higher levels of the club, thus far anyway. Enjoyable but a bit less dramatic, and insightful for the neutral

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

I've watched about half of the doc and would describe it as fairly up and down

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