Alan Sugar raves about Aaron Lennon, urges Pochettino to start him

The former Tottenham Hotspur chairman is impressed by the winger and wants to see him start in the Premier League.

Alan Sugar is a big fan of Tottenham's Aaron Lennon, it would seem.

The former chairman of the north London side has previously heaped praise on the pacey winger and did so again last night - when Lennon wasn't even playing.

Indeed, the Tottenham wide man didn't start last night's Europa League defeat to Besiktas, instead coming on in the second half.

But that is a trend that has extended to the league this season and Lord Sugar is far from pleased that boss Mauricio Pochettino isn't starting the 27-year-old on a regular basis.

According to the former Spurs chairman, the fact that Lennon was a 'one-trick pony' has now had a reverse effect as opposition sides have forgotten what he is capable of.

Tottenham's defeat to Besiktas last night represents a missed opportunity for Pochettino's side. The north London club could have topped their Europa League group going into the knockout rounds.

Instead, Spurs will now either face a winner of a different Europa League group or a team that has dropped out of the Champions League as a consequence of finishing second.

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