Mauricio Pochettino has claimed it is “obvious” the FA Cup is not a top target for Tottenham as he prioritises the Premier League and Champions League.
Spurs have not won a trophy since the 2008 League Cup and the Argentine has not claimed a title during his managerial career.
In August the Spurs boss said: “We need a big trophy. It would mean nothing for me to win the League Cup or the FA Cup even though they are important.”
And in September he said his club were focusing on the Premier League and Champions Leaugue – the “two real trophies.”
Before the FA Cup tie with Wimbledon, Pochettino first claimed: “You need to put my words in context. I never said that.”
But the former Southampton boss then explained: “For a club like Tottenham to be consistent in the top four, fighting for the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League is so important for us. Of course the Carabao Cup and FA Cup are important.
“Of course the team, everyone, we want to win trophies but the players we are today, it is so important to be consistent in the Premier and then a massive effort in the Champions League. They are such important competitions for the club. Then I think it is so obvious.
“The problem is that I am sometimes too honest and showing my feelings and emotions. Maybe I need to change.”
Tottenham face Juventus in the knockout stages of the Champions League next month but are 21 points off the Premier League pace down in fifth place.
Asked if the FA Cup was now the best chance to win a trophy this season, Pochettino replied: “You are obsessed with winning trophies. It is one chance more.”