Pochettino backs Tottenham to end Man Utd hoodoo

Date published: Friday 8th April 2016 2:43

Louis van Gaal Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino believes Sunday’s clash with Manchester United is a “good moment” for Tottenham to end an unwanted record at White Hart Lane.

Spurs haven’t beaten Manchester United at home since the final match of the 2000/01 campaign, when a Willem Korsten double helped the north Londoners to a 3-1 triumph.

But Pochettino is confident his side can end that run, and has also backed striker Harry Kane to notch his first goal against the Red Devils.

“If it is 15 years since we beat Manchester United at home, maybe it is a good moment to change history,” he said.

“And if Harry has never scored against them, it is another good opportunity to change history.”

After Leicester’s 1-0 win over Southampton last Saturday, Spurs could only manage to draw at Liverpool, meaning they are now seven points behind the Premier League leaders.

However, the Argentinian manager, who has been urged by former Tottenham captain Ledley King to snub any advances from United, insists his players will continue to fight throughout the final six fixtures of the season.

“Our mentality is the same: our challenge is to compete to the end of the season and to have the possibility to fight for the title on the last day at Newcastle,” he added.

“Now the gap between us and Leicester is seven points and it will be difficult, but we have to believe.”

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