In an interview conducted by Spurs TV, latest signing Paulo Gazzaniga revealed his elation to be reunited with Mauricio Pochettino after signing on a 5 year deal from Southampton.
Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is Mauricio Pochettino’s latest purchase in what appears to be the promised late flurry of activity in the current transfer window, which finally shuts in just a week’s time.
Although Gazzaniga and Pochettino have worked together previously during spells at Southampton, the pair astonishingly go back even further, right to the home-town they were born in.
“Football is a small world!” He told Spurs TV. “In Murphy, everyone knows each other. It’s a small town, and like a family.”
“They are not just happy for us two (Paulo and Mauricio), there are 11, 12 of us and still more players coming from there. It’s like a little football factory!”
The 25 year old then went on to discuss his 6 years of experience in English football, explaining his road to Tottenham. He said:
“I played three years in Valencia and when I finished that contract, I moved to Gillingham for a trial. I was there for one month and they signed me.”
“My English wasn’t the best so it took a little time but after six months I started to play and at the end of the season, Southampton came and asked if I wanted to join them.”
“Now I’m at Spurs! It feels amazing! I’m so happy and excited to start training with the lads because this is an amazing Club, the facilities are unbelievable and I’m happy and excited to be here.”
Discussing the move itself, Gazzaniga revealed that the opportunity to reunite with Mauricio Pochettino as well as members of the coaching staff such as goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez was a large attraction in signing for Spurs, after having spent over a year together at former club Southampton.
“I knew them well and they work like I like to,” He added. “Always pushing you to be the best and take your best to compete at the maximum level.”
“I’m happy because I like that work. I want to keep improving. Toni is a very good coach, he always tries to push you.”
Gazzaniga could not hide his delight at joining up with the current goalkeeping talent at the club, Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, both ‘keepers the Argentine admires enormously.
“It’s amazing, amazing,” He declared. “They are two unbelievable goalkeepers and I have to learn a lot from them.”
Though he understood it will be hard to beat Lloris to the team-sheet, Gazzaniga remained grounded in his ambitions, expressing his desire to simply keep on improving should he ever be needed.
“I’m realistic,” He added. “Hugo Lloris is a top goalkeeper, one of the best in the world and my goal at the moment is to keep training, to give it my best and try to improve every day.”
“I’m at the right club to keep improving.”
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