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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists that dining in the same restaurant by David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane this week was a coincidence, amid speculation that linked him to Real Madrid.
Pochettino was photographed Tuesday evening leaving a restaurant in London at about the same time as the former duo Real, who spent three years and won the Spanish Super Cup together with the Bernabeu.
The success of Pochettino at the Spurs has seen him tied to various jobs in the biggest clubs of Europe, in particular Manchester United and Real, in view of a summer in which both clubs expect new permanent appointments .
But the Spurs chief said, "I was with Jesus (Perez) and another person, we were three years old.
"We met by chance with you (Beckham and Zidane) and this is the whole story, we said goodbye just because we met by chance, but then the story appears and how do you stop?
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"This is the reality, we almost finished at the same time, he came to say hello and we spent two minutes talking together and then we parted".
After many had ruled out the Spurs from the Premier League title race, three consecutive victories saw them close to five points in Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.
Tottenham will try to keep the winning race when they face Leicester on Sunday, live Sky Sports.
"We are there, third in the table," said Pochettino of the hopes in the title of his team. "For us it will be the victory of the three points on Sunday to be involved until the end.
"This is our goal, to be involved to the end, to be a realistic contender and to have the possibility in the last five games to be there, to try to make it possible to be contenders".
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