Manchester City vs Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino welcomes Ronaldinho’s backing for Champions League glory


Manchester City vs Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino welcomes Ronaldinho’s backing for Champions League glory

Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed Ronaldinho’s backing for Spurs to win the Champions League.

The former Barcelona star raised a few eyebrows when he made the prediction last week, but Pochettino was in no mood to disagree with him.

Ronaldinho has backed Spurs to win the Champions League

“Why not?”, the Argentine said in his press conference ahead of Spurs’ trip to Manchester City on Wednesday evening. “He knows a lot about football and I am going to respect him.”

“In football, all can happen, like in life, you must have trust in yourself and your ability and quality.

“It is good that people like Ronaldinho think you have the quality to win. That increases our belief. Maybe we will be able to beat an amazing team like Manchester City.”

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Pochettino and Ronaldinho played together for Paris Saint-Germain from 2001-2003 before the latter joined Barcelona and won the Champions League in 2006.

And Pochettino has said he learnt a lot from the legendary Brazilian during their time together.

He said: “I learnt a lot from him, laughing, smiling, dancing. Football is a sport, if you want to play well, you have to be happy and smile.”