Pochettino reveals why life didn’t work out at Spurs for Georges-Kevin Nkoudou

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have waved goodbye to a few players already this summer and they may yet part with a few more before the window shuts.

While Premier League clubs cannot sign new players anymore, they may still sell as the rest of Europe doesn’t see their window shut until September 2.

As a result, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou joined the likes of Kieran Trippier, Fernando Llorente, Michel Vorm and co in leaving Spurs this week.

The Frenchman joined Turkish side Besiktas on a permanent deal which sees his three-year Tottenham nightmare come to an end.

Nkoudou joined Spurs from Marseille back in 2016, but never really managed to fight his way into Pochettino’s first team plans.

Having said that, Nkoudou’s clutch last-minute assist to Harry Winks against Fulham last season may have been the difference between Spurs having Champions League this season or not.

Pochettino has now been talking to the press about why it didn’t work out for the Frenchman.

Poch said (Football London): “It happened in all clubs and with some players. Our intention when we sign a player is that the player finds a place here and performs in the best way and is successful.

“That is not sure that will happen. In some percentage it doesn’t. Players are successful and sometimes not for some circumstances. Not because of the quality but… or we are not able to provide the best place or places they need to be successful.”

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  1. Feeling funny with MP reasoning. He seems to favour Eric Lamela when his perfomance are the worst. GKN was never been given the chance to prove himself but his perfomance of late said it all. The same is now happening to Jan. It is becoming apparent that MP favour certain players as they seems to be untouchable. Remember Lucas when Kane started in his place for UCL final eventhough he is the one who carried Spurs to the final.

    • Lamela is a good player. Not sure how you can say otherwise. He scored one and assisted the other against Man City.. yeh terrible right?


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