Why the sudden praise for Pochettino is wrong and misleading

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The Tottenham Hotspur boss is coming in for heavy praise.

With Tottenham in such form right now, head coach Mauricio Pochettino is being lauded left, right and centre.

For those pundits who were always fans of the Argentine, kudos.

But for those simply going in whichever direction the wind is blowing, their praise is highly misleading - and it's plain wrong.

Indeed, these same supporters of the Tottenham boss will be the first to dig their claws in when results go wrong. For Pochettino has done nothing differently this season to the last.

That's what makes the sudden praise for him incorrect. Pochettino is a man who advocates his 'philosophy' and that hasn't changed since his first day at White Hart Lane.

Right now, a number of factors are going for the Spurs boss. Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and co have all been superb. But put in some of the best young talents into any decent manager's squad and they will do well with them.

That's not to criticise Pochettino, though. His rigidity and commitment to his one style of doing things is being rewarded right now but it's also the first thing he is scrutinised for when Tottenham lose.

The key point is that he has been doing what he is now since he moved to White Hart Lane and the fact is some pundits are only noticing now that Spurs have picked up a few eye-catching results.

Pochettino doesn't deserve praise for what he is doing now, as he's just doing the exact same job he has always done. Those who acknowledge that are entitled to laud him all they want; those that have only just noticed now simply weren't paying attention last season.

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