1. Pochettino’s style will take time.
The new manager demands a lot from his players. First of all there’s the fast but risky, vertical passing game he favours when his side have the ball. Then there’s the team based, high energy pressing when they don’t.
The young striker drops deep as Spurs break, pulling the centre back out of position. He plays a beautiful, defence splitting through ball to an onrushing teammate, who is making a clever overlapping run. The teammate, another youth prospect, showing admirable composure, rounds the keeper and scores.
This is what we were sold – football the Pochettino way. Unfortunately for 93 minutes the football was anything but.
Spurs sprung a surprise this week, as they reached an agreement to sign 20-year-old centre back, Eric Dier, from Sporting Lisbon for a reported £4 Million fee. New manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has been on the look-out for a central defender – Tottenham have been linked with a succession of candidates from Toby Alderweireld to Ron Vlaar. Will the new signing fit the bill?
Why is he right for Spurs?
Dier has an unconventional background, having spent Continue reading