Pochettino refuses to rule himself out of Real Madrid job

On Tuesday, Wenger suggested that Arsenal were judged by different standards to the likes of Spurs and Liverpool, claiming the media "celebrate teams who haven't been in a final for 25 years and kill us", before the Gunners beat Chelsea to reach the Carabao Cup final.

The Tottenham boss is on the radar of the Spanish giants having impressed with his work in north London.

Danny Rose is also working his way back to full fitness after aggravating a long-term knee injury and the left-back will also face a late fitness test to see if he'll be in contention this weekend.

True, not getting into the Champions League for the third season in a row would be disappointing, but Pochettino should then be backed and shown support given the work he has done at the club already. But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football.

"Always it's difficult, this transfer window, because it's only three and a half months of the competition [left] - February, March, April and 15 or 20 days in May". Tomorrow [chairman] Daniel Levy could have a bad night and say, "Oh I am going to sack Mauricio". That is the problem.

'It is a very unstable situation.

Wenger suggested Tottenham's trophy drought is ignored by the British press at his expense
Wenger suggested Tottenham's trophy drought is ignored by the British press at his expense

"I'm realistic. In England from the beginning of the season to today there has been many changes in the Premier League on the bench".

Wednesday's home defeat to little Leganés who are enjoying their second-ever season in Spain's top division and who are now in the last four of the Copa del Rey was salt in a gaping, weeping wound.

"They're two different things and of course we are professionals and we need to take care of every player and then take the best decision for the team".

Moura signed for PSG in 2013 and has made 228 appearances for the French side since, scoring 45 times.

Zinedine Zidane has written the history with Los Blancos over the last two campaigns, managing to defend the Champions League title.

But Tottenham face a potential fight for his signature, with Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Valencia and Shandong Luneng Taishan all interested in the Brazilian star.

  • Ricardo Clara