Tottenham are performing extremely well in the Premier League this season, with ambitions to fight for the top four, and Alvin Martin has explained to talkSPORT what he finds fantastic about Spurs boss Pochettino.
He said: “You hear little things, and start to form opinions about a manager. I heard [Ryan] Mason talking about Pochettino as a manager. He said he’d come in on certain days and just spend an hour with that individual going through the DVD of his game, saying you need to improve this. It’s fantastic that somebody’s got the time, along will all the other areas of the squad, to deal with the players as individuals.”
Since arriving at Spurs, Pochettino has shown himself to be one of the best tactical managers in the Premier League, and has coached a number of players to perform better than was expected of them.
The likes of Ryan Mason, Eric Dier and Harry Kane have all flourished under his coaching, whilst Pochettino has ensured that there is a continuity and togetherness in his squad.
This kind of team building is central to any successful side, but Martin has admitted that it is Pochettino’s work with individual players which shows his true talents.
Considering that Pochettino has a wealth of other work to complete, Martin is impressed that he also has time to speak individually with his players, working with them on a one-on-one basis to ensure that they develop to the best of their abilities.
It is no surprise that Mason is the player who has revealed this work, and it just happens that the midfielder is one of the most improved players under the Argentine coach's guidance.
Even more impressively, it is clear that it is not just Mason who has benefitted from these sort of talks with Pochettino, considering just how well a number of players have developed in the last two years.
Pochettino has ensured he has built a team worthy of the Premier League top four, and his work has been focused on the tiniest detail at White Hart Lane.
There is not a single person who could criticise Pochettino for how he has worked at Spurs, and with him in charge, Tottenham have a great chance of getting back into the Champions League at the end of this season.