Pochettino, Son and Pedro land Premier League awards

Erica Murray
May 14, 2017

But Tottenham boss Pochettino has hit back at Conte's comments, suggesting Chelsea's success is hugely down to the club's spending in the summer transfer window.

Son, who joined Tottenham from the German club Bayer Leverkusen in 2015, is on the verge of setting a single-season scoring record by a South Korean in Europe.

Pochettino beat Marco Silva of Hull City, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, Leicester City's Craig Shakespeare and Antonio Conte of Chelsea to the manager's award after his team scored 16 times in the month, conceding once.

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham should be given more credit for challenging Chelsea for the title given the greater financial muscle of their Premier League rivals.

Spurs will swap their White Hart Lane home for a new 61,000-capacity ground from the 2018-2019 campaign - but it could have repercussions in their attempt to keep pace at the top of the Premier League.

"It's hard when you sign for a club like Chelsea and you have the pressure to win and you spend the money that they spent on David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, [Michy] Batshuayi and [N'Golo] Kante".

"Why shouldn't we win some trophies in the season at Wembley?" he added. Why not win every season?

"The season so far has been good, but when you don't win you feel disappointed", Pochettino told a news conference today. It's not a criticism [of Wenger].

"It's not just for me, I think it's for everyone and I'm really proud of the way we played in April".

"That doesn't mean they are happy it is the end of White Hart Lane, but that they are excited towards the progress".

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