Poch feels like Spielberg – but admits doc is added complication

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThe players took Poch and his staff out for a slap-up meal in London’s Mayfair on Thursday night.Poch said: “It was very kind of them to invite the coaching staff and different people who help the team.“In the dynamic of the group, this team bonding makes the group stronger.“Medium to long term it will help a lot.” TOTTENHAM’S decision to bare all for the cameras has left boss Mauricio Pochettino feeling like Steven Spielberg.As if he did not have enough on his plate, Poch now has a film crew following him 24/7.2 Tottenham boss Pochettino says he feels like Spielberg… but Amazon documentary is an added complicationSpurs’ season is in danger of turning into a disaster movie after chairman Daniel Levy allowed Amazon access all areas for a fly-on-the-wall documentary.The timing is lousy and the Argentine will be hoping it has a happy ending — even though his campaign has so far been mostly a horror show.Poch said: “When the club agreed the deal with Amazon, of course we were worried about it. It is not easy to have the camera in your office.“It’s about how you handle the situation.“It is so complicated and another thing to worry about.“Of course, it adds a lot to the job. If we were busy before we are super busy now. To plan every day, everything is not an easy job.“I said in the summer I felt I was not a manager any more, I was a coach.“Now I feel I am a coach, manager and producer. Like Spielberg, yes — well, nearly.”Screen stars will tell you timing is everything, so why Spurs agreed to let cameras in this season is baffling.After Close Encounters with glory in previous seasons, when it seemed Poch was taking the club Back To The Future, they pick a campaign that has so far been a Temple Of Doom.Money played a key part but Spurs would have been seduced by the chance to repeat the success of Manchester City’s documentary Fight ’Til The End.Etihad boss Pep Guardiola and his players earned rave reviews for the series, winning them plaudits and opportunities, not only in this country but beyond. Spurs will be hoping for the same.The difference is, of course, that City were filmed as they won the Premier League.2But Tottenham are appearing during the toughest spell of Poch’s reign. Amazon probably cannot predict which genre the show will be screened under — sport, reality, thriller, action, disaster, horror, comedy — whoknows?One thing is for sure, it is certain to be must-see.And the irony is, Pochettino’s first Spurs trophy could turn out to be a Bafta!He added: “The most important thing is to live the reality, not to try and generate something that is not real.“What the people are going to love to see is that we are normal people. I hope there is a happy ending.”Tottenham go to Liverpool tomorrow in good heart after their 5-0 Champions League win over Red Star Belgrade.last_img

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