Mauricio Pochettino wants to keep Tottenham’s playmakers firmly in the spotlight after they all impressed in a comfortable win over QPR.
Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela notably stood out during the first Premier League match of the new campaign at White Hart Lane as we easily brushed aside Harry Redknapp’s Premier League newcomers.
A brace from Nacer Chadli and one apiece from Eric Dier and Emmanuel Adebayor ensured out 100% start to the season continued.
“Lamela, Adebayor, Chadli and Eriksen create the movement and rotate – they are free,” he said.
“We work a lot on the training ground but it is important that the players are free in their minds because they are creative players.
“You cannot put the players like that in the shade, you need to provide the organisation but after that they are free.
“It is true that Lamela can improve a lot. He is still young and when a young player arrives in a different country it is hard to adapt.
“We all know his skills and we are very pleased for him and for all of the squad – today was a very good day.”
Despite being pleased with his first competitive home game in charge of Spurs, Pochettino was quick to dispel any early season talk of a title tilt.
“It is nothing,” he replied when asked about Tottenham sitting top of the table.
“It is two games. The most important thing is to try and develop our style and philosophy, today we showed our basis.
“For me, it is important that the team show they are a team. We played like a team all together and we can achieve something.
“It is important to keep the reality and stay calm. If you lose two games you are in danger but we need to keep calm, it is only the beginning of the season.”
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