Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season under Mauricio Pochettino is notoriously tough.
The 25-year-old joined Tottenham in a £3.5 million switch from Burnley last summer, and the right-back, like all of his team-mates, would have endured a gruelling pre-season routine under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Lilywhites were noted for their fitness levels all season long last term. The Tottenham boys need to be at optimum fitness to execute Pochettino's high-energy pressing tactic which helped the North Londoners launch a serious Premier League title challenge.
And the former Burnley man reveals that it is very much more of the same this summer as Spurs look to put a disappointing end to the 2015-16 campaign behind them and race out of the traps this time around.
“I think pre-season has been going well so far. We knew exactly how tough the training was going to be and it’s no shock how hard it has been but it’s pre-season – that’s what it’s there for," he told Tottenham's official website.
"The lads are looking to get fit and get ready for the new season and now I think everybody’s really excited for the trip that we’ve got coming up."
Pochettino's men have a tricky start to the new season, visiting Everton - now under Ronald Koeman - on the opening day, before hosting Crystal Palace and Liverpool in a very tough August for Spurs.