The three Tottenham players who have benefitted most from Pochettino appointment

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Some players have flourished at White Hart Lane under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino.

Mauricio Pochettino's progress at Tottenham Hotspur has been slow and steady so far.

The Argentine, who took charge of the club over the summer, made a shaky start to the season, but the areas he has worked on in training are beginning to show now. 

Pochettino's intense style on the training ground means that Spurs have been able to score a number of late winners this season by outlasting their opponents, and they have also looked a more incisive attacking unit in recent games. 

Tottenham struggled through their opening matches of the season, but their performances of late have meant that optimism has returned to White Hart Lane.

With the side only four points away from a Champions League qualification spot and in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, there is the chance to make this one of the most memorable seasons in some time for the club. 

To do so, Pochettino will need to continue to get the best out of his team. Tottenham's squad seemed to be well short of form when he arrived, but he has nurtured some players to new heights already and in this piece we take a look at three players who have benefited the most from his appointment. 

Ryan Mason

The obvious choice is Mason, who Pochettino identified as a potential first teamer from the moment he arrived. 

Mason has spent years trying to break into the team since graduating from the club's youth academy, but no other manager has trusted him to perform a function in the side. 

Injuries and loan moves have blighted his progress at White Hart Lane, but he is enjoying a great spell in the starting line-up now where he is showcasing his talents. 

Mason and Nabil Bentaleb are forming an excellent partnership at the heart of Spurs' midfield and the 23-year-old is really proving his worth under Pochettino's stewardship. 

Nacer Chadli 

Chadli spent the entirety of his first season in England looking off the pace and cumbersome, but Pochettino has turned him into a key star. 

The Belgian scored five times in 40 appearances last season despite playing an attacking role, and many felt that he could be sold this summer. 

Pochettino, however, trusted Chadli to be a success in England and he is finding his faith repaid in abundance. 

Chadli has already netted eight goals and his power going forward has made him a major threat. 

Christian Eriksen

The Danish attacking midfielder's quality has been known for some time, but Pochettino has already developed him as a player. 

Eriksen was one of Tottenham's key stars last season, however, he is now working harder than ever before and is an asset in a defensive sense as well as an attacking one. 

The 22-year-old was once solely on the pitch as a creative influence, but he is showing all that and more under Pochettino's guidance. 

His pressing game has improved and he helps his team defend from the front, making him one of the stand-out players in the entire Premier League at present. 

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