Tottenham loanee's comments suggest he is the perfect fit for Pochettino's system


Tottenham Hotspur allowed Aaron Lennon to join Everton on loan in the January transfer window, but does he have a future at White Hart Lane?

Tottenham Hotspur loanee Aaron Lennon's comments to Everton's official website suggest that his style of play fits in well with Mauricio Pochettino's tactical demands.

Lennon has been allowed to leave White Hart Lane until the end of the season, with the experienced winger joining Everton back in January, but his comments about his work-rate suggest that he could still have a future at his parent club.

Tottenham have a system which demands that even their attacking players contribute in a defensive sense, and Lennon says that is something which comes naturally to him.

"I have done that (worked hard) all of my career," he said. "I will help my full-back out, help the midfield and try to get forward to get goals and assists. That’s my game.”

The importance that Pochettino places on his wingers defending has been highlighted by the vast improvements made by the likes of Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen in that sense this season.

  SeasonTotal TackleAppearancesMins Played
Erik Lamela 2014-2015 57 25 1736
Christian Eriksen 2014-2015 42 30 2482
Christian Eriksen 2013-2014 24 25 1983
Erik Lamela 2013-2014 11 9 326

The pair have both been attempting far more tackles this season, but Lennon's comments prove that he could play that part too.

It means that should he impress for the remainder of his time at Goodison Park, then he may still be able to fight his way back into contention at Tottenham.

The likes of Townsend, Lamela and Nacer Chadli have not been particularly impressive since Lennon left in January, and that could provide Lennon with an opportunity.

Although it has been said in the London Evening Standard that Spurs will look to sell Lennon, his attitude seems the right fit at White Hart Lane and if he can build on his first goal for Everton, he may still change Pochettino's opinion on him yet. 

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