Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham title could be 10 years away

Mauricio Pochettino and Mike Dean clashed on the pitch after Saturday's game at Burnley

Mauricio Pochettino and Mike Dean clashed on the pitch after Saturday's game at Burnley

Spurs lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, four days after being beaten 2-1 at Burnley.

Asked if he would be supporting Millwall against Brighton to improve the chances of playing in the new stadium sooner, Pochettino said laughed: "I don't know". It is not the way to behave and I am going to accept the charge.

"At the same time I need to apologise to Mike Dean. In my mind I still believe I'm right, but in the way that I behaved, it's not right". I feel sorry for that [Dean being dropped] because I wanted to see him and apologise in person. "All that happened on the pitch, I'll never translate off it". "I'm going to support all the possibilities that can make us play before the end of the season - of course I'm going to support the situations yes!" I think I'm a very smart person who can not repeat the same mistake.

"To be a real contender, playing well or not playing well, it is a must-win game".

"I was so frustrated after the game, so disappointed with the result. It's only that when you start to talk, your heart-rate starts to push". While offering no insight into what Dean said during the altercation, the Argentine accepted the charges and recognised his mistake.

"I think that is the most important, we need to accept that we are with our emotion". "For me it's not important because I don't take it personally".

Now perched in sixth place in the top flight, Chelsea began the year with a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge against league strugglers Southampton before they earned victory over Newcastle United 10 days later. "I need to apologise to him and all the officials".

"The competition will put us in our place".

Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Eric Dier will both be missing for tonight's Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, according to a report by talkSPORT. "It was not our best day but it's already in the past and we are looking forward to the coming games now". "We showed that we are a good team, we have good quality, but that is not enough to win the league and that is the reality".

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