Christian Eriksen explains the problems Spurs faced when Pochettino first arrived

The Tottenham midfielder has been discussing his manager.

Christian Eriksen has praised Mauricio Pochettino for finding a 'solution' at Tottenham Hotspur but admits there were stumbling blocks when the Argentine first arrived at White Hart Lane, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the 23-year-old says there were teething problems when Pochettino first joined Tottenham - and a lot of things the players needed to 'recognise.'

Now, however, Eriksen is delighted with how the squad are functioning and has credited his manager for their recent upturn in fortunes.

The Dane told Sky Sports: "In the beginning [of Pochettino's tenure] there were a lot of things we needed to recognise, needed to remember, but now the players around us know where to go. Normally we have an idea.

"It's the best connection with the squad. Everyone is down to earth, easy to speak with and easy to play with.

"[Pochettino] found a solution for what we needed, because we were a young team. We hopefully will play as quick as we can, we want to go forward, we want to attack, we want to score goals."

Praise has been heaped on Pochettino so far this season but all of Tottenham's good work will only count if it can be maintained.

The north London derby on Sunday afternoon presents the perfect opportunity for Spurs to see exactly how far they have come.

Are the north London side a top-six team, a top-four team or possibly even higher?

Will Tottenham start well and finish as they usually do - or can the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and more inspire a new generation of Spurs success?

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