Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer has told the club's official website that he was pleased to have been trusted by Mauricio Pochettino to play against Chelsea.
Spurs travelled to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening in search of a first away win over Chelsea since February 1990, but goals from Pedro and Victor Moses cancelled out Christian Eriksen's opener and handed Chelsea all three points.
The result brought Tottenham's unbeaten start to the Premier League season to an end, and means that Spurs have now won just one of their last ten games in all competitions.
Gillingham's Cody McDonald in action with Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer
Questions are being asked of manager Mauricio Pochettino, but he did have one of his key players out of action against Chelsea in Danny Rose, who was missing through suspension.
With Ben Davies also out of action, Pochettino was forced to use fringe player Kevin Wimmer at left back, and with the Austrian naturally a centre back, it was certainly a case of a square peg in a round hole.
Wimmer, who was left out of the squad earlier in the season as Cameron Carter-Vickers was named on the bench ahead of him, was caught out of position for Moses' winning goal for Chelsea, and he couldn't provide the pace or attacking ability that Rose brings to the Spurs side.
Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer
After the game, Wimmer spoke to Tottenham's official website, stating that it was a 'good feeling' when Pochettino spoke to him in training sessions before the game, admitting that he felt trust from the Spurs boss to play in such a big game.
“The gaffer spoke to me in the last few training sessions and it’s a good feeling when the manager speaks to you and you feel he trusts you in such an important game like Chelsea away,” said Wimmer.
“It would be better if we won, of course. I had an unlucky game against Arsenal with the own goal but I always try to put in good performances to help the team, always give my best and try to improve,” he added.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Wimmer has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, as the London Evening Standard recently reported that he was frustrated with his role with the club, and German newspaper Express claimed that the former Koln defender could head back to Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Now, Wimmer will be hoping that Pochettino's trust can earn him some more playing time, especially with star centre back Toby Alderweireld still out of action – though a long-term role at left back looks highly unlikely after his performance against Chelsea.
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