Gary Neville praises Mauricio Pochettino for handling of these three foreign players

Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen are improving under the management of the Argentine.

Tottenham Hotspur have had an excellent start to the new season. Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino has instilled a fantastic playing style and work ethic at the club which has seen them go unbeaten in the league since the opening day defeat to Manchester United.

Much of that success has been down to the performances of his English talents. Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane in particular have thrived this season under Poch and Tottenham players are flooding the England team.

However, Gary Neville also points out that he has started to get the best out of previously underwhelming foreigners.

He wrote in The Telegraph this week:

"Pochettino is not taking ready-baked cakes. He is moulding people. He can change their positions.

"He can take an Erik Lamela, whose confidence was maybe shot, and turn him into a threatening wide man.

"Moussa Dembele, who was always talented, now looks the weight he should be.

"Jan Vertonghen is now able to harness and control his ego."

Lamela's transformation this season has been brilliant. Signed as an expensive replacement for Gareth Bale in 2013 he has struggled in Tottenham colours. This season however he has improved immensely and looks to be getting near his best.

Dembele has been a frustrating nearly man for many a season now but in recent months he has arguably been Tottenham's best player.

Meanwhile Vertonghen has cut out the mistakes that blighted his game in the past.

These three examples represent just a small snippet of the great work Pochettino has done at Tottenham Hotspur as the club look to challenge for the top four this season.

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