Mauricio Pochettino believes it could take five to 10 years for his Tottenham side to win a Premier League title after the weekend loss to Burnley.
Immediately after the 2-1 defeat, the Argentine conceded his side’s challenge was all but over as Spurs missed the opportunity to move to within two points of Manchester City and Liverpool.
But he has now gone one set further by suggesting his side lack a long-term winning mentality to succeed.
“If you want to be a real contender, playing well or not, it’s (the game against Burnley) a must-win,” Pochettino said.
“You need to show you are fighting for big things and I am frustrated because we didn’t show the same energy as Burnley, the same attitude as Burnley, the same ambition as Burnley.
“We have to look at ourselves and maybe assess ourselves in different ways – we are not looking for excuses.
“It is holding us back and it might take five years’ work, 10 years’ work to change that.”
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