Graeme Souness assesses Tottenham's season so far, makes Pochettino claim

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The Sky Sports pundit has been discussing the north London side.

Graeme Souness says he likes Tottenham Hotspur and believes they possess some 'resilience' for the first time in a while, according to Sky Sports.

However, he believes not all of this success is down to Mauricio Pochettino or good signings.

Indeed, he feels the Argentine inherited a good group of existing players at White Hart Lane.

The former Liverpool manager told Sky Sports News on Thursday afternoon: "Is it the transfer window or the players there already? If you go back a year, Harry Kane gets into the team when Pochettino was under a bit of heat. It’s the young players who have got the squad to where they are now.

"He inherited a good group of players. They’ve got a bit of resilience for the first time in a while. I like the look of Tottenham."

It's unclear whether Souness means to take credit away from Pochettino or whether he has simply been a little vague with his words.

If it's the former, he has a point - Spurs had a good base in place and any manager will have a better chance of succeeding when you buy good players. Signing young & athletic footballers isn't exactly rocket science.

But Souness isn't necessarily acknowledging the changes Pochettino has made to mould the current Tottenham team. Eric Dier moving into holding midfield was down to the manager and so was putting faith in Dele Alli (incidentally, a new signing).

Toby Alderweireld has made the biggest difference, meanwhile, and that's a clear example of a player brought in that wasn't inherited by the Spurs head coach.

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