It is clear to most Spurs fans that Mauricio Pochettino is implementing a philosophy. The Argentine is giving the club a strong identity, his squad is young,fit and with a majority of homegrown players. This philosophy worked at Southampton as Mauricio developed the potential of now quality international English players, such as Clyne and Shaw. Mauricio has all the tools to provide England and Tottenham with some really talented, quality footballers.
I have spoken to Tottenham fans who have doubted whether Spurs were going to move forward under Mauricio. He will prove these fans wrong if he is given time by the clubs ruthless chairman and the fans who have such high expectations.
Time and ultimately patience is key; Mauricio is fielding the youngest sides in the Premier League week after week so I feel the fans need to accept that at times mistakes will be made, like Bentaleb’s error at Old Trafford, Dier being booked too often and Kane arguably snatching at chances.
Mauricio will teach and nurture these players with the help of his backroom staff and more experianced squad members, Hugo, Jan and Mousa so that mistakes become few and far between.
The most obvious improvement in the squad is the defensive discipline, having conceded a Premier League low of 7 goals so far this season, you can see how with shrewd transfers and good coaching, Mauricio is impressing on his players his philosophy. The players are more focused and Tottenham last the 90+ minutes on more occasions than with managers in previous seasons.
In addition, Mauricio will need to be given time to improve our offensive play, he has brought in pacey players in the transfer window; Son and Njie will improve the tempo at which we can attack and break on teams, which will add another dimension to our high pressing game. Mauricio will look to strengthen in the coming transfer windows as obviously the club needs more than one recognised striker.
Overall, I believe Mauricio is clearly mapping out his plan, the defense is improving, the young players are gaining experience and the club is pulling together to back this managers philosophy. Now it is time the fans fully support the manager and watch him gradually build a strong, solid and attacking Tottenham team.
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