A former Tottenham Hotspur boss has been reflecting on the current man's progress in the role.
Spurs have enjoyed a mixed campaign, which at one point looked like ending in trophy success but now appears to be another season that will see them finish without both silverware and a top-four spot.
But with matches running out, Redknapp has singled out the players Pochettino has to thank following his first season in charge, with the former boss adamant that the Argentine simply needs more time to get things right.
“Really, he’s been rescued by the kids this season,” Redknapp said in comments later published by the London Evening Standard, “Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Danny Rose, Andros Townsend, Kyle Walker. They have been the best players at the club and have probably kept them going.”
Not mentioning Christian Eriksen is a huge oversight from Redknapp, but the point is clear – Tottenham have benefitted from some wonderful young talent and it will be interesting to see how Pochettino builds on that in the summer.
With the right additions, Spurs could have a wonderful squad, and with their young guns another year older, who knows what they could go on to achieve?
That said, it has not only been Tottenham’s young players who have impressed – Hugo Lloris has also been vital for the club, with Jan Vertonghen and more recently Paulinho also playing their part.