Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino: The Renaissance of Tough Love

In late October, a lacklustre Tottenham performance led to a 2-1 defeat to Belgian side Anderlecht in the Europa League.  In his post-match interview, Mauricio Pochettino simmered through his broken…


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Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino and a strange kind of harmony

Tottenham have been a good news story this season.  Unbeaten in the league since the opening day, nine points from nine in September and current holders of the joint-best defensive…


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Tottenham’s 2014/15: Lovable rogues

When, on Sunday, it became obvious that Liverpool were in too deep at The Britannia Stadium, it confirmed Tottenham’s 5th place finish in the Premier League. Throughout this year, Mauricio…


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Tottenham: Experimentation and the need for a little latitude

Tottenham’s showing at Turf Moor was fairly insipid yesterday and the internet has been chuntering away ever since. Up until a month ago, the atmosphere surrounding White Hart Lane was…


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Tottenham still glow in the Wembley half-light

Losing final performances and cold-hearted analysis don’t go together particularly well. In games of less significance, it’s far easier to distance yourself and evaluate a team’s performance without the weight…


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Light-hearted Tottenham and a season without context

As Che Adams’ snapshot deflected off Eric Dier and spun into Michel Vorm’s net, everything was normal.  Tottenham are the club of unlikely failure and this was them finding new…


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Jan Vertonghen’s changing attitude at Tottenham

Praising Mauricio Pochettino is becoming very trendy, but given how Tottenham are performing at the moment it’s not unreasonable.  The Argentine hasn’t quite imparted his tactical message on his new…


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Tottenham’s pressing work against Manchester United

In patches, Manchester United were very impressive at White Hart Lane yesterday.  Through the first hour, their chance-creation was very healthy and had it not have been for their profligacy…


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Tottenham, the Liverpool humbling, and an important expectation yardstick

It’s a fairly typical fan-response, isn’t it? We all have that friend who, even when his side are utterly humiliated, will convincingly tell you that he not only isn’t phased…


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Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino: Progress is a process

Tottenham played very well against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, so defeat to Liverpool yesterday was always likely to provoke an overreaction of sorts.  The ‘what new era’ mindset of…


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Uninhibited Tottenham step out at White Hart Lane

The Tottenham fanbase is in a strange limbo.  Beaten back within themselves by the disappointments of last season, the early weeks of Mauricio Pochettino’s time at the club have been…


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Tottenham break character and show their backbone

“We played like a team. We never gave up, always believed and this is important.” Mauricio Pochettino’s English may still be in its formative stages and he is yet to escape…


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Trimming the Tottenham squad

Mauricio Pochettino spoke earlier in the week about the size of the Tottenham squad and has vaguely suggested that a couple of players will be moving away before the transfer-window…