Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to finally add some silverware to his trophy cabinet with Tottenham this season, feeling it would make it a “good season” for him. Pochettino has received plaudits for his work done with Spurs since taking over in 2014, turning them into a perennial Champions League squad. The Argentine guided his side to the brink of glory last season as they enjoyed a thrilling run to the Champions League final, though they stumbled at the final hurdle in a 2-0 defeat to Premier League rivals Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It meant Pochettino remains without a trophy in his managerial career, despite his many successes, losing both in the 2014-15 League Cup final as well as last year’s Champions League decider. Armed with a talented squad that was bolstered by new signings during the transfer window, Pochettino believes that breaking that trophyless streak is what is required for him to feel Spurs have enjoyed a quality season in 2019-20. “A good season for us? My personal feeling is that starting my sixth season I need to lift a trophy – Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Premier League or Champions League,” Pochettino told reporters. “It’s like my dog – he’s growing up, he’s just not quite mature enough. I don’t want to put pressure on the team or the club. “But if you ask me personally, this season is not about finishing in the top four to be successful – although of course maybe that matters for the club. But for me, it is about winning some title.” Pochettino admits last season felt almost like a tease given their Champions League final, semi-final of the Carabao Cup, and top-four finish. However, it has provided the manager inspiration to reach for greater heights this season. Pochettino added: “After last season’s final, to be again in the top four and reach the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, it is like, ‘Come on!’ “You are always there but you cannot touch the glory. That is personally – me. My personal target, objective, aim to be successful this season, is to lift a trophy.” Tottenham get their Premier League season underway on Saturday against top-flight returnees Aston Villa. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Kaiden Rice and Matt Frierson combined to make 15 of a school-record 23 3-pointers and Lew Stallworth added a double-double to power The Citadel to a 112-87 victory over High Point on Tuesday night.Rice scored 26 points and tied his career high with eight 3s — in 13 tries — and Frierson, who averages five 3-pointers per game and has hit at least one 3-pointer in 45 straight games, sank 7 of his 11 shots from distance and scored 23. Stallworth finished with 14 points, 12 assists and six rebounds, picking up the points/assists double-double for a second time this season. Connor Kern scored 17 and Zane Najdawi added 12 points, six boards and three blocked shots. The Bulldogs (5-2) topped the century mark for the third time in seven games.Jahaad Proctor paced the Panthers (3-4) with 24 points. Brandonn Kamga scored 16 off the bench, Ricky Madison had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Whitehead pitched in with 13 points and eight rebounds.High Point, which picked up first-year coach Tubby Smith’s 600th career win last time out, was 3-0 when winning the rebound battle this season. The Panthers dominated the boards 45-31, but couldn’t cool off the Bulldogs, who sank 38 of 61 shots from the floor (62 per cent), including 23 of 40 from distance (57.5 per cent).The Associated Press