When Arsene Wenger first said that the top four was like a trophy he was not only widely misquoted but also roundly criticised across large sections of the media.
Fast forward seven years and the Daily Fail are finally admitting he was right, mostly because they’ve been trumpeting Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that top four is worth more than a trophy and is more important to him.
And doing it all with a straight face.
Mystic Weg has often been so far ahead of trends in football he has been accused of being ‘out of touch’ or simply just nuts, but it is not him that is any of these things – it is the people paid handsome sums to supposedly explain this game called football and put events into context.
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— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) February 11, 2019
It’s hard to argue with him on any of these. No wonder FIFA reportedly want to employ him.