Mauricio Pochettino says his preference to help develop homegrown English players comes from a desire to repay England for welcoming him and making him feel at home.
Mauricio has a proven history of producing stars for the national team since he arrived as a relative unknown manager, both with Southampton and Tottenham, with young midfielder Harry Winks becoming the 15th player to be coached at club level by Pochettino and then play for the national side.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of the Bournemouth game he said:“It is the identity of the team, of the country,” “For me, because I left my country when I was very young, it is to say ‘thank you’.
Pochettino continued “I feel when I arrived in Spain and now in England that in this way we can say ‘thank you’ to the country that opened the door, when I didn’t speak English, and for how people treated me, my family and my staff. It’s a way to say ‘thank you’ to the Premier League and the people who trust in you.
Nice words from our manager, who clearly has an affection for the country. The set up at Spurs is ideal for any young player and hopefully there will be many more Harry Kane’s and Harry Winks’ to come.
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