There is no denying that Mauricio Pochettino has completely transformed Tottenham Hotspur from top to bottom, and here is why last night’s game could become a key point in the Pochettino era.
Last time Spurs travelled to Santiago Bernabeu, they named Michael Dawson, Jermaine Jenas, Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas in their starting eleven. These were the type of players that had exceeded their level, and were now playing at the top of their game.
Fast forward Seven years, Spurs travel to the home of the European Champions spearheaded by a young, hungry, talented manager in Mauricio Pochettino. Last night, Spurs went toe-to-toe with Real Madrid. This young, talented side stifled Los Blancos in their own back yard, this performance showed that all of these upcoming players at Spurs are capable of something special should they stick together.
Players such as Davinson Sanchez and Harry Winks were excellent last night, and held their own in one of the most iconic stadiums of all time. The exciting thing for Spurs fans’ is that these two players are just 21 and have bags of potential.
Mauricio Pochettino has reinstalled optimism around the club and has made everybody fall in love with him, and most importantly back in love with the club itself. When the Argentine took over at Tottenham, the feeling around the club was one of division, and one of consistent disappointment, now four years later, Spurs are lauded off the pitch at the Bernabeu by their travelling away support after a 1-1 draw.
Tottenham Hotspur are now entering the most exciting time period in their recent history, not since Bill Nicholson has there been a manager with such charisma, such talent, and such heart as Mauricio Pochettino.
Whilst Pochettino is yet to win any silverware at Spurs, there is no denying that he is one of the best managers down White Hart Lane for a number of years, and should Pochettino stay at Spurs (like he has aspired to) then silverware is imminent.
He’s magic you know.
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