Paul Robinson on Tottenham's major change under Pochettino, highlights Townsend situation

Andros Townsend

Paul Robinson believes Spurs are a 'steady ship' under Mauricio Pochettino.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has told BBC Sport's Match of the Day 2 Extra that there is a big change at Spurs; he doesn't see any unrest at the club.

Spurs currently sit second in the Premier League table, and after beating Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday afternoon, they now lie just two points behind league leaders Leicester City.

Having lost just three Premier League games all season, Tottenham are now one of the favourites for the title in an unexpected charge from Mauricio Pochettino's men.

The Argentine boss has been hailed not only for his work with young players like Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but also for how he has turned Spurs into the meanest defence in the Premier League.

Now, former Spurs and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has offered his opinion on Tottenham's success this season, and highlighted some differences at White Hart Lane.

Robinson told BBC Sport's Match of the Day 2 Extra that he loves how Pochettino has been allowed to get on with the job without any interference, a possible nod towards chairman Daniel Levy, who has often been criticised for his influence at Spurs.

Robinson also noted how, as opposed to previous seasons, there appears to be no unrest at Spurs, which he thinks is one of the biggest changes under Pochettino - and noted that Andros Townsend was sold to Newcastle at the first opportunity once he had an altercation with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner.

"He's doing a fantastic job there, and he's been left alone to do it, which is a big thing I think," said Robinson when talking about Pochettino. "He's used a very small squad, but he's got a good squad. They all know their own individual jobs, and they're playing for the manager. It seems a good place to be at Tottenham at the moment."

"There have been no problems coming out at Spurs. Normally, you're waiting for something to happen, something's going to happen at Tottenham. Whether it's the chairman or the manager, or some unrest. The one tiny thing they've had this year is Andros Townsend; that's been nipped in the bud and it's gone. It seems to be a steady ship," he added.

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