Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer has told Spurs TV that he’s looking to make the most of the momentum he created for himself, before his move to White Hart Lane was confirmed.
The Austrian defender became one of Mauricio Pochettino’s early summer signings and he’s explained that he’s used to defying the odds, suggesting that his former employers Cologne were expected to widely struggle in the Bundesliga.
“The last three years in Cologne were very good – Many people thought we would go down immediately but we played a very good season, we were in the middle of the league and it was a good season for me,” he told Spurs TV.
“Everything is going well with the national team and hopefully it goes on like this next year with Tottenham.”
A step up in terms of quality
What Wimmer needs to be ready for is the step up at Tottenham in terms of the quality of the squad, the football and the Premier League.
England’s top flight is much more competitive than the Bundesliga and it’s important that he’s ready to embrace that, as well as being prepared to put the hard yards in to compete from a physical point of view.
If he can adapt to the division as well as Tottenham’s style of play under Pochettino, he’s got a great chance of becoming a regular fixture in the club’s back four.
Pochettino can play on the momentum
Pochettino is not a naïve manager and he will be looking to build on the momentum that the Austrian has created for himself.
He will encourage Wimmer to make the most of the good form he feels he’s in, challenging him in pre-season to enhance and build on it over the course of pre-season.
That should help to ensure that he’s in a great frame of mind at the start of the Premier League season.