Danny Rose feels he has improved under the new boss.
The 24-year-old faces strong competition for a place in the north London side, along with several other first-team contenders in defence.
But, regardless of whether he loses his place in the side further down the line, Rose is adamant he has improved under the new Spurs coach.
"I’m far more tactically aware and more consistent," Rose is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard, when asked about boss Pochettino.
“But I’m not complacent and I’m always striving to improve. I can’t take anything for granted, I know I’m only one bad game from losing my place with strong competition here.”
Meanwhile, ahead of tomorrow's clash between Manchester City and Spurs, Rose is quietly optimistic, despite losing 6-0 and 5-1 to the Premier League champions last term.
“You can’t dwell on the past,” he added. “Letting in 11 goals in two games isn’t nice but if it effects your mindset it’s going to have an adverse effect. There aren’t any nerves going into the game.
"There is no apprehension and the manager doesn’t want us to dwell on the past, it’s a fresh start. Besides, City aren’t firing on all cylinders as yet and it’s a great opportunity for us."