The Argentine – who made 615 appearances for the Serie A giants – has been impressed by the way Tottenham have played under his compatriot and is not surprised Pochettino has been so successful.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
“He was a very solid defender, a tough defender and I think that he has developed everything in his way of playing football and reading football… he can bring that to the pitch to help his team and I believe he is doing very well,” said Zanetti.
“The work he is doing at Tottenham seems to be a great job. I think his team always takes the initiative in their matches and I like watching the way Spurs play.
“It doesn’t surprise me with the way Mauricio’s career is going because he is a very intelligent coach who is very capable and has a lot of passion. He achieves things with much hard work,” he added.
Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first goal with a penalty
Spurs met Inter Milan in their final pre-season fixture last Friday and ramped up the excitement ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League opener with Everton, thanks to a 6-1 demolition job.
Pochettino’s men were on fire, showcasing the aggressive pressing and dynamic movement viewers have come to expect, and look keen to put the disappointment of last season’s final few weeks behind them this term.
Tottenham's Dele Alli scores their third goal
The coming campaign promises plenty of excitement, with Spurs set to challenge for the title as well as competing in the Champions League for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
The action begins with a trip to Goodison Park tomorrow and with Ronald Koeman admitting his side are struggling for fitness, Pochettino will be confident of picking up three points at the first time of asking.