Grant Ward keen to impress Pochettino during Coventry loan spell

Tottenham youngster Grant Ward is keen to impress Mauricio Pochettino during his loan spell at Coventry City.

Tottenham winger Grant Ward has told the Coventry City official website that he wants to impress Mauricio Pochettino during his stay at the Ricoh Arena.

Ward, 20, has been with the Spurs academy since 2011, and has recently returned from a loan spell with MLS side Chicago Fire before heading out to Coventry.

The Sky Blues have snapped up the wide man on loan until the end of the season, and Ward made his debut in Coventry's 3-2 win over Chesterfield on Saturday, laying on an assist for Sanmi Odelusi's goal.

After an impressive first game for Coventry, Ward told the club's official website that he felt he played well on his debut, but is keen to improve even more during his stay with Tony Mowbray's men.

"I thought it was a good game, a tough game, but we got the three points and we're all pleased in the dressing room," Ward said. "I thought I did OK today, I made a few little errors but it's my first game and I'm only going to get better from here," said Ward.

Tottenham have relied heavily upon a number of young players under manager Pochettino this season, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane featuring on a regular basis.

With more young players coming through the ranks at White Hart Lane, Ward believes he has a chance to impress Pochettino - and outlined what he feels his best attributes are.

"I'm young, I've recently been in the MLS but I wanted to get out again and grabbed this opportunity. I bring energy, pace and I'll work hard all day for the team. I want to help keep the team in the division, climb up the table and personally I want to improve my game, get goals and assists and impress people at Tottenham," he added.

Mason and Kane are both success stories of the loan system, and if Ward can continue to impress for Coventry, then he could well follow suit under Pochettino.

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