Former Tottenham Hotspur Director of Football Damien Comolli told talkSPORT that he feels Mauricio Pochettino now knows his best team.
Comolli was extremely positive about the job Pochettino has done at White Hart Lane, as he nurtured several younger players to become important components of his side last season.
Comolli suggests that Pochettino’s approach to creating a young team at Tottenham means stability moving forward, which will be an important factor if the club are to close the gap on their rivals in the race for a top four place in the Premier League.
“I think they have found their team and I think they have found their starting eleven – A lot of credit to Mauricio for bringing the young players through and putting a lot of faith in the likes of Dier, Rose, Mason, Bentaleb and Harry Kane obviously, Andros,” he told talkSPORT.
“Apart from Dier, they are all kids from the academy from when I was there – They have stabilised the team.”
Key young players in key positions
The most encouraging thing about the youngsters who have become important parts of the team at Tottenham is that they are playing in key positions.
Danny Rose is established at left-back, Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb hold key midfield slots and Harry Kane’s impact last season as the club’s main striker was clear for all to see.
It encourages each of them to embrace and develop a very high level of pressure and responsibility, which in turn has helped them to refine their game.
The challenge looking ahead to the next few months is how they can all reinvent their games to stay effective in the big matches.
If they can deal with new sets of tactics, designed to keep them quiet, then it could be a very good year for the club.