While Freddie Kanoute did score some crucial goals in his first season in North London, Spurs fans didn’t see the best of the Malian during the two years he spent at the club.
Kanoute arrived from West Ham with a lot of promise but was eventually sold to Sevilla after he only found the back of the net 21 times in 73 appearances for the club.
The striker, however, went on to settle well in Seville and became one of the most prolific scorers in La Liga. The current Tottenham side are of course much improved to the one in which Kanoute played in, and the 41-year-old has now spoken in glowing terms about Pochettino’s men.
He has said that Tottenham are one of the most exciting teams in the country and that very few teams were capable of displaying the level of consistency that Spurs have for the past few years.
Speaking to Omnisport, Kanoute said, “This is, obviously right now, for me one of the most exciting and brilliant teams in England.
“Of course they have been criticised a lot because they didn’t transfer [in] new players and so on, but the level of performance with the same players for a few years now is just amazing.
“And there are very few other clubs that are capable of doing the same thing in the last few years.
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“So yes, I’ve really enjoyed their way to play and their performances in the last few years. And I think they are still growing.”
He also credited Pochettino for the job he has done at the club and said that many clubs would be hoping to lure him away from Spurs in the coming years. He added, “I think he’s a very good manager.
“I follow a little bit of the press and what people say about him in England, and everybody likes this coach because he’s very quiet and doesn’t make a lot of noise, but he’s working very seriously.
“His team has been very consistent in the last few years and I think everybody sees he’s got a plan and a methodology to work with. And yes, I know he’s going to be a big prospect for many, many clubs in the coming months and years.”