Q: Is he (Pochettino) the biggest reason you decided to sign a new contract and stay here?
A: Yes. That's the truth and I cannot hide that. And, of course, I can feel that the club -- the chairman and the board and all the people working every day at the club -- are pushing in the same way. We all want to make this club bigger, and want this club to be a success.
Q: You said recently that your future is "tied" to Pochettino's. What did you mean by that?
A: It's very clear. It just means I have a lot of respect for the man, a lot of respect for the manager. We have a great connection and when you get something strong like that, it's never easy to find it again in your life or in your career. It's very simple. And then, in football, everything is impossible. The only thing that I know is that I enjoy my time at Tottenham and especially under Mauricio. I believe that with him the club can reach the level we all want.