Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has commented on the relationship between the squad and manager Mauricio Pochettino, in an extended interview covered by the club’s website.
Eriksen has explained that the boss is constantly trying to get his message across to the players, as they try and find a way of playing which is going to improve their standards.
He’s open over the fact things have been up and down this season, but there is a willingness in the side to adapt to the new methods they are being taught.
“He’s a really good manager, he’s always trying to get us to learn his stuff and get us to do what he wants us to do,” said the Dane.
“Sometimes it goes well and sometimes it doesn’t – We try to figure out what he wants us to do and what we’re capable of – The ups have been really nice.”
Pochettino was always going to have a very difficult challenge when he arrived at the club last summer, because he had to implement new ideas and get the team playing a different way.
It’s been an inconsistent season, but there has been some evidence of the good things Pochettino has been doing, which have been picked up by the rest of the team.
The high press and working the ball forward to Harry Kane as quickly as possible are two noticeable things about the side and the tactics have led to some impressive performances such as the wins against Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League.
The challenge now for the manager over the summer is to work out what didn’t work over the course of the season, refining his ideas and working out the best system to get the most out of his key players.