Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino calls Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger a “special manager”.

The Argentine said; “In football history he’s one of the great managers, the same level as Alex Ferguson (former Manchester United manager).”

In the build up to the Arsenal v Tottenham clash, Pochettino said Wenger will “always be a special manager.”

“To keep motivation more than three years is difficult. Five years, you must be very good, very good if you’re 10 years.”

“When you talk about 20 years it’s amazing. Everyone who talks about him needs to show respect. Some days you’re good, some days not so good. But show respect.

“Wenger was an innovator, ahead of everyone, like Ferguson.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side had the quality to win the tie.

“We are not underdogs at all. Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that’s what we want to show.”

“At home we have been very strong and our home strength will certainly be vital to decide where we finish at the end of the season,” the Arsenal manager stated.

/BBC Sports