'Our mentality is to try to win, always' - Mauricio previews Leicester
18 May 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Second place is assured in the Premier League but there is no hint of Mauricio Pochettino and the team taking their collective foot off the gas as we travel to Leicester City in our penultimate game of the Premier League campaign this evening.
We travel to the King Power Stadium on a run of 10 wins in 11 matches, a run that will see us finish second for the first time since 1962-63.
Leicester, meanwhile, have been one of the form teams since the departure of Claudio Ranieri in late February.
Craig Shakespeare took over and won his first six games as the Foxes reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and have climbed from 17th to 11th. They’ve won seven of 11 league games in that time.
"It’s a tough game for different reasons," said Mauricio, who will be without Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Harry Winks and Erik Lamela for the trip to the KP.
"It’s true we cannot change our position in the table but it’s important to finish well and to show that we want to win.
"That’s important against Leicester and Hull (away in the season's finale on Sunday) and the mentality is to try to win.
"This is a great moment for us to show that our mentality is good.
"Every time you play it’s about winning because when you play football and you play for big or small things, the biggest thing is to play for your pride and to create the habits that always win."