Former Arsenal ace Robin van Persie reveals ‘great stories’ he’s heard about Tottenham and Liverpool training


Former Arsenal ace Robin van Persie reveals ‘great stories’ he’s heard about Tottenham and Liverpool training

Mauricio Pochettino is known for being one of the most demanding managers in world football, and former Arsenal star Robin van Persie was amazed when he heard stories about Tottenham training sessions.

Pochettino faces perhaps his biggest match since joining Spurs this evening, with the north Londoners hosting Dutch side Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Pochettino has taken Spurs from strength to strength since he joined the club from Southampton

Spurs remarkably overcame Manchester City in the previous round to reach this stage of the competition, and if they make it to the final it may, potentially, be an all-English affair.

Their Premier League rivals Liverpool have also reached the final four, with their semi-final first leg scheduled for Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side visit LaLiga giants Barcelona before next week’s return leg at Anfield.

Tottenham are considered narrow favourites to overcome Ajax, though Pochettino will have to be wary given the Eredivisie outfit have beaten both Real Madrid and Juventus in previous rounds of this season’s competition.