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John Hartson takes aim at Pochettino in defence of Wenger

By Harvey Byrne

Former Arsenal striker John Hartson has taken aim at Mauricio Pochettino in a defence of old boss Arsene Wenger.

The Tottenham manager is highly regarded in England after proving a success at Southampton before moving to Spurs where he has helped build a good side and moved them up the Premier League table.

Meanwhile, Wenger, who is into his 21st year with the Gunners has come under fire in recent times after failing to win a league title since the unbeaten campaign in 2004.

But, Hartson, 46, has come out to defend the Frenchman while also firing at Pochettino, stating that he has not yet proved himself due to an empty trophy cabinet so far in his short managerial career.

“I’m watching Wenger get pelters across the road and hearing what a genius Pochettino is,” told Hartson on Sunday’s BBC 606 show.

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“Let’s see him win something first.”

Pochettino took over the managerial reigns of Tottenham in 2014 following on from Tim Sherwood’s short spell on the touchline.

The north London club finished in sixth place the season before he took over the senior position and he has since guided them to fifth and third place finishes in his first two seasons in charge.

Spurs are currently positioned in third place in the Premier League table and they are still in contention to win some silverware in both the Europa League and FA Cup alongside maintaining an outside chance of still claiming a league title.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino had praise for this Spurs star after his comeback against Fulham on Sunday.

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