Cascarino praises Pochettino for ditching three players, discusses Tottenham's huge potential

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Tony Cascarino has hailed Tottenham and manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Pundit Tony Cascarino has told the Irish Sun that he believes Tottenham can become a 'huge club' under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs played out a 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Sunday, meaning they are now 13 games unbeaten in the Premier League - their best ever unbeaten run.

With a host of talented young players such as Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane at their disposal, Tottenham are making strides under Pochettino, who has proven himself to be one of the top managers in the Premier League.

A top four finish is a realistic possibility for Spurs this season, and a return to the Champions League would certainly aid their cause to grow and develop on and off the field.

With a new stadium on the way, things are looking up for Spurs - and pundit Cascarino believes that the new stadium along with the crop of young stars means that Tottenham could become a 'huge club'.

Speaking to The Irish Sun, Cascarino has hailed the work of Mauricio Pochettino, highlighting how he changed the culture of the club by getting shut of Sandro, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor since his arrival as manager in 2014.

Now, Spurs have a team of young, hungry players who are desperate to improve and grow under Pochettino - and Cascarino particularly highlighted the performances of Harry Kane as proof of what Pochettino can do with young players.

"Before the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs were guilty of spending money for the sake of it, but that culture has changed," said Cascarino. "The former Southampton boss has shown the door to Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul and Sandro. He has his players in superb physical condition and they are extremely well-drilled tactically."

"They have only lost one league game this season. Poch deserves credit but he’s fortunate to have come along when Harry Kane had come out of the White Hart Lane ranks. He has scored 32 league goals in 47 appearances — which is an incredible record for a 22-year-old who plays up front on his own. He had a sticky start to the season but Poch had the sense to keep him in the team, trust his ability and give him the time to come good again. He has all the tools in his locker to be a superstar."

"Spurs need to hold on to Kane and Pochettino in the long term. Added to the 61,000-seat stadium development they are planning, they would then be a huge club," he added.

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