Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the Daily Mirror that Michel Vorm’s attitude has been fantastic after the FA Cup game against Leicester.
Vorm made a mistake late in the game last weekend, which allowed the Foxes to get over the line against Tottenham and into the next round.
It would have been easy for Pochettino to drop the goalkeeper, but he’s confirmed he’ll get another chance tomorrow night against Sheffield United.
“This is football. He made two big saves against Leicester. His attitude is fantastic and nothing has changed. In one action he conceded a goal,” said the boss.
“Every player can make a mistake, we must give him support and confidence.”
“I think it should be normal to play Michel. This is football. All games are important.”
Pochettino could have been cut-throat and dropped Vorm for the game tomorrow, but the risk would have been a great dip in his confidence.
It’s now important the Dutchman steps up, makes the most of his next opportunity and shows the ability to react in the right manner.
There are going to be occasions during the game tomorrow night where he’s going to be under real pressure and his side need him to step up and take the pressure away from his defence.
Pochettino wouldn’t and shouldn’t risk him if he has any doubts over his ability to handle the pressure, but other than the late mistake, the boss feels he had a great game.
The magnifying glass could be firmly upon Vorm tomorrow especially if the game goes to extra time and then the tense situation of penalties for a place in the final at Wembley.