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Pochettino insists they have moved on from the issue and his United counterpart certainly feels things have worked out well, having instead signed Matic from former club Chelsea for an initial £35million.
In the epilogue of Spanish pundit Guillem Balague's new book "Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs", the 22-year-old hailed his fantastic relationship with the Argentine and reckoned Pochettino would like to work with him again as well. "He needs [lots of] matches in a row to play, to make mistakes, to get conditioned, to get match fitness and at this moment I can't give him that", Mourinho added.
'He used to call me his son. I've had lots of ups and downs, but when I was with Pochettino it was only ever up, up, up.
"That's what happened. But after that we had a good attitude and we were even close to drawing the game, which is not so easy after playing bad the first 30 minutes".