Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed what club chairman Daniel Levy told the team after reaching the final of the Champions League where they faced Liverpool on Saturday.
Levy has divided opinion amongst fans in the past, especially after failing to spend any funds in the transfer market over the past two transfer windows.
But the Spurs chairman appears to be still interested in helping the club elevate itself to a new level where they will consistently mingle with the elite sides in world football.
Almost no one outside of the club had tipped Tottenham to make it all the way to the Champions League final at the start of the campaign.
Even though Spurs ended up succumbing to a 2-0 loss against Liverpool, Mauricio Pochettino revealed before the game that Daniel Levy had an emotional message for the team.
Based on the words of the Spurs manager, Levy has ‘improved’ how he interacts with the squad compared to how things were when the Argentine was first appointed.
“The people and the players know him very well, and he was at the training ground, talking with the players and all of us,” Pochettino said, as quoted by the Independent
“He said: ‘Thank you, we’re living a dream and it’s amazing all we’re achieving until today’.
“Some of the players said: ‘It’s amazing, Daniel is more human!’
“It’s a side he never showed too much. He was always more distant, trying to keep the emotion inside.
“Now, I don’t know why, but his improvement is like, ‘If the manager is crying, why can I not show more my emotion? It’s not so bad’.
“But sometimes people in business believe they cannot show that. He was like a little bit this type of person who cannot show his emotion.
“He was believing it was a show you are weak. Now he is believing on the opposite side.
“This transformation of the club, that we feel very well, he is a good example of how it is changing.
“It’s not that he’s going to give us more money now – this area is not going to change, he’s going to be strong – but of course in the personal relationships he’s improving a lot from when we arrived here.”