Tom Carroll says what Mauricio Pochettino has taught Tottenham Hotspur

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The youngster is thrilled with the Argentine manager.

 

Tom Carroll has told Bleacher Report that the never-say-die attitude introduced by manager Mauricio Pochettino is a massive reason behind Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title tilt.

 

Spurs sit second in the table, five points behind Leicester City with eight games to play as Pochettino bids to win Tottenham their first league title since way back in 1961.

 

The Lilywhites have won 18 of their 58 points from losing positions this season, a resilience which midfielder Carroll claims stems directly from their Argentine manager.

 

Asked by Bleacher Report about Spurs' capacity to come from behind, the 23-year-old said: "Yeah, there is a really good togetherness in this squad and the manager has taught us to never give up.

"The training methods are quite intense and concentration levels are to the max throughout any session, so when it comes to matches we know to work for the full 90 minutes."

And Tottenham will need all the mental strength they can muster if they are to stay in Europe this season.

They welcome Borussia Dortmund to White Hart Lane in Europa League action on Thursday aiming to overturn the 3-0 first-leg deficit at Signal Iduna Park last week.

It is undoubtedly a tall order, but if Pochettino fields his heavy hitters this time then it is not beyond the realms of possibility for the North Londoners to reach the quarter-finals.

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