“I love it” – Poch reveals his academy motivation

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Dom Le Roy

The job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham for the past five years is nothing short of remarkable.

The Argentine has ensured that Tottenham have been able to compete in the top end of the Premier League against teams that have invested a lot more into the squad.

The main secret to the Argentine’s success has been his ability to integrate young players into the first team.

During his tenure, the likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, and Kyle Walker-Peters have made the transition from the academy into the first team while other young players like Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez, and Eric Dier have also come on leaps on bounds since moving to the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Pochettino reiterated how important bringing young players through, was to his philosophy.

He said, “It is always exciting to work with young players. It shows our project and our philosophy here. It is how we operate.

“We have identified good players with the capacity to prove that they can play here for Tottenham and help the team to regenerate with that energy that you always need if you want to regenerate a team.”

The 47-year-old also insisted that he still prefers working with young players and giving them the platform to shine.

He added, “I still prefer to work with younger players, I love it.

“We have the platform for them to be successful here and we are brave enough to give them the responsibility to show their quality.

“I love working with all players and we do have the capacity to work with experienced players too but we have the massive capacity to develop younger players.”

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As long as we have Pochettino at the helm, I genuinely believe that the club will continue to be a top 4 club even if lose our most valuable stars as the Argentine has shown how skilled he is at moulding young players. It will be exciting to see what the likes of Troy Parrot and Oliver Skipp can do in a couple of years.

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