Gary Neville makes his opinion on Mauricio Pochettino's policy at Spurs clear

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Gary Neville believes Mauricio Pochettino needs to be given time to implement his ideas at Tottenham Hotspur.

Gary Neville has backed Mauricio Pochettino's policy to bring through young players at Tottenham Hotspur on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.

While analysing Spurs' 1-0 win against Sunderland, Neville stated that he believes the Argentine is a good coach, and he thinks he should be given time to correct his predecessors' mistakes.

The former Manchester United defender argues that Pochettino has been burdened by Spurs' poor record in the transfer window, and he believes that the 43-year-old is the right man to take the club forward. 

"I think Pochettino has taken the stance that the players he has been left with from the previous regimes are not good enough," Neville said. "He would prefer to go with the young players, because he thinks at least they'll do what I want them to do and behave how I want them to on the pitch.

"I have got no qualms with him in terms of how he does it. I like his style of play. Spurs need to buck the trend, of how they have been, and give him to time to correct some poor recruitment. After the selling of [Gareth] Bale, they made five, six or seven signings and Christian Eriksen is the only one which has part succeeded. They have to live with him - and that's where it is at this moment in time."

Pochettino has come under pressure from certain sections of the Spurs crowd, as there seems to have been little progress made over the summer. 

Tottenham's long-standing problems, namely with a lack of viable striking options, still remain, with Harry Kane the only recognised number nine at White Hart Lane. 

Spurs do have one of the youngest squads in the Premier League, though, and Pochettino has placed great faith in his youngsters to push the side up the table. 

Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason, Eric Dier and the aforementioned Kane have thrived under Pochettino, and with the likes of Dele Alli and Alex Pritchard starting to break through, there could be an even more youthful feel to the Lilywhites' squad in the future. 

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