Walker outlines Pochettino management style, shares Euro 2016 hopes


Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker speaks highly of head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker has told The Sun that he is delighted with Mauricio Pochettino’s recent contract extension.

Pochettino recently agreed a two-year contract extension and will remain at Tottenham until June 2021, as reported by The Guardian.

“I’ve been waiting for someone to say that for ages now,” Walker told The Sun. “Now he’s said it. Thank God for that! I’m over the moon. He’s not just the manager on the pitch but it’s how he is off it.”

“There’s young players here now,” added the 25-year-old right-back. “Sometimes, they do need an arm around them and to say, ‘You can do this.’ Or sit them down to show them what they can do better.

“If you’re not doing something right, he’ll come and show you or let you know. He lets you know the right way. It’s just everything about him. His aura, as well. It’s just fantastic. We’re probably not in our prime yet, most of us, so we’re still learning and he’s the man to take this club forward.”

Pochettino has done a fantastic job at Tottenham, and it is great for the North London outfit that he will remain at White Hart Lane.

The Argentine’s presence at Spurs next season means that the club will be able to build on their success this campaign.

Finishing second in the Premier League this season will be a massive success, and the next step will be to end up in the top four yet again.

At Tottenham, Pochettino has built a squad in his own image, and the players are certainly responding to him.

Walker is one of the many Tottenham players who have played well this season. The former Sheffield United prospect is looking forward to featuring for England at the Euro 2016 finals in the summer.

“Hopefully I’m in his thoughts,” the right-back told The Sun about impressing England head coach Roy Hodgson. “And hopefully I’m on that plane going to France.”

Walker has scored one goal and created 28 chances in 30 Premier League appearances for Tottenham so far this season.

The right-back has a pass accuracy of 78% and a shot accuracy of 58%, and has won 44 headers, 16 dribbles and 66 tackles.

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