Mauricio Pochettino

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Not sure about lack of tactical variety. He hasn't used 4-4-2 too often true, but he has used 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2, 4-3-3 & occasionally 4-1-4-1 when thought it warranted it, so I'd say fairly tactically adept.

Mind you, I'd prefer him to decide on his best formation tactically & let the opposition worry about us, rather than changing things around too much.
Its not so much formation as much as its little variety in how we play, and a recognization when changes are badly needed to our approach during the game. Formation wise, you're right, there is alot of variety between 4231, 343, 3421 and 433. It's the approach that he needs to adjust. It is largely his in game management, from subs down to approach.

Wrt 442, football has largely gone away from a 442 with 2 speed demon wingers staying on the wings. Wide midfielders/wide forwards are cutting in more and fullbacks command the touchline. If you see a 442, its an inverted 442 that looks more like a diamond with the wingers also cutting in. You dont see a flat 442 much anymore unless a team completely sits back, in which case, its more a 4411 then a 442.
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...outhgate-thanks-Spurs-lifting-Harry-Kane.html


England manager Gareth Southgate thanks Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and coach Jesus Perez for lifting Harry Kane to a new level
  • Gareth Southgate has praised Tottenham staff for bringing out Harry Kane's best
  • Under Mauricio Pochettino and Jesus Perez, Kane has become a leading striker
  • Southgate is relying on Kane to bag the goals to fire England to 2018 World Cup
By Joe Bernstein For Mail On Sunday

PUBLISHED: 17:30 EDT, 30 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:24 EDT, 30 September 2017



October 2013 and Gareth Southgate’s England Under 21s beat Lithuania 5-0. Saido Berahino is the team’s main striker and scores twice while Nick Powell, now at Wigan, comes off the bench. Harry Kane, 20 and still awaiting his first Premier League goal for Spurs, is an unused substitute.

Roll forward four years and Kane is England’s stand-out talisman and favourite to score the goal against Slovenia on Thursday that would book his country’s place at next summer’s World Cup.

The 24-year-old striker has been the Premier League’s top scorer for the past two seasons while his record of six hat-tricks in 2017 is in the Messi and Ronaldo realm of statistics. This season he has scored 11 goals in nine games for his club.

Southgate, his international manager then and now, is uniquely qualified to assess Kane’s remarkable progress. He acknowledges England owe a huge debt to an Argentine and a Spaniard, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez, a physical conditioning specialist.

‘You could see from the start that Harry was deadly,’ recalled Southgate. ‘The quality of finishing in training took me back to watching Alan Shearer and Robbie Fowler. It was a case of, “OK, can he transfer that into the matches?”

‘The biggest change has been physical. Since Mauricio has been at Spurs, their conditioning work has improved the team and Harry has benefited from that as much as anyone.

‘He looks strong, lean, a little bit quicker and sharper. When you know you’re in good physical condition, it has an effect on your mentality. You are in a better place.’

It’s not just Kane. Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Kyle Walker have also worked under the Pochettino-Perez axis at Spurs.

‘I know Jesus is in charge of that area of their training. We noticed a difference that allowed his players to play the pressing game. That club training had a definite impact on all the Spurs players,’ says Southgate.

With Kane’s new status comes pressure. He went into Euro 2016 with the Golden Boot but failed to score in four matches. Beating Slovenia will guarantee England a place in Russia and Southgate hopes this time Kane will benefit from the arrival of Fernando Llorente at Spurs. Pochettino has already been able to take Kane off in five of Tottenham’s past six matches.

‘Kane looked tired last summer. I think signing Llorente might help that,’ said Southgate. ‘Those latter stages of games are the ones that have a real physical impact. I’m not a huge believer in burn-out if you do things right.

‘There needs to be some mental switch-off at the end of the season but the danger there is that you tail off too much and then can’t get back.

‘It requires all the players to be looking after themselves right. Somebody like Harry will do that. He does whatever it takes to give himself the best chance, he’s meticulous about his diet, meticulous about the way he recovers from games.’

England also face Lithuania away next Sunday. After that, barring two disastrous results, Southgate should be able to focus entirely on next summer.

A year into the job, his main concerns will be familiar to all England managers. The first is the injury list, with Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck, Danny Rose and Nathaniel Clyne among a dozen out now.

Also, many of those selected aren’t guaranteed starters for their clubs, including big hitters Raheem Sterling, Gary Cahill and Marcus Rashford

Another potential problem is over-reliance on Kane for goals. Dele Alli’s record of two in 21 games isn’t good enough for someone of his ability but Southgate insists: ‘I’m not concerned about it. He smells the right areas to move into and if you’re doing that and you’re in the right positions the goals will follow.’

England are set to reach the World Cup at a canter as usual. Improving on tournament form — they failed to get out of the group stages in 2014 and were knocked out by Iceland at Euro 2016 — is another matter.

‘We’re a long way from where we want to be,’ said Southgate. ‘We see loads of opportunities to improve individuals and the team, but we’re short of time.’

At least he’s got Kane in his pomp. Once behind Berahino in the pecking order, he has now eclipsed the likes of Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku. England are lucky to have him. Thank Jesus.
 

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I don't even bother commenting in this thread, I've not complaints about Pochettino.

An absolute godsend as a manager, I couldn't think of anyone else in the world that I would want managing our side.
 

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I don't even bother commenting in this thread, I've not complaints about Pochettino.

An absolute godsend as a manager, I couldn't think of anyone else in the world that I would want managing our side.
Im an idiot for wanting de Boer or Klopp over him. An absolute fucking twat, i am. Poch is a legend in my eyes. Love him. With all of my heart.
 

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Im an idiot for wanting de Boer or Klopp over him. An absolute fucking twat, i am. Poch is a legend in my eyes. Love him. With all of my heart.
I wanted de Boer too. At the time he seemed like a good choice, whereas Pochettino didn't really speak much English and seemed to have piggybacked on Adkins' success at Southampton. He also seemed to be a bit of a slave driver, and I feared a repeat of AVB.

I think the turning point for me was when he booted out Adebayor, Capoue, Lennon, and the other moaners. He promoted youth players to the team and drew up the blueprint for giving the club some identity again.
 

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What club can u seriously seeing him leaving us for? Barca, is DEFO out, another English side I don't see. Only club I really see is Madrid, I faking hate Madrid and all they stand for, but is it a possibility?
 

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What club can u seriously seeing him leaving us for? Barca, is DEFO out, another English side I don't see. Only club I really see is Madrid, I faking hate Madrid and all they stand for, but is it a possibility?

Poch works best with young, hungry players whereas RM want ready made stars who may very well be averse to Poch's discipline and training regime. So I don't see he will want to go there.
 

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What club can u seriously seeing him leaving us for? Barca, is DEFO out, another English side I don't see. Only club I really see is Madrid, I faking hate Madrid and all they stand for, but is it a possibility?
I think he has said PSG is his "dream" job - albeit, I think he would have to be really disappointed in Levy to move even there. Long-term, I think he wants to manage Argentina, and maybe even finish his career at Newell's Old Boys.
 

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I think he has said PSG is his "dream" job - albeit, I think he would have to be really disappointed in Levy to move even there. Long-term, I think he wants to manage Argentina, and maybe even finish his career at Newell's Old Boys.
Do you have quotes on PSG? Don't doubt you just curious.
 

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That midfield four we started at the weekend with Trippier-Winks-Dier-Davies sort of sums up much of what he's about. Four british players that have improved so much under him that they are capable of swatting aside most PL teams these days.
 

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https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/fo...-real-madrid-image-garth-crooks-a3648426.html

Mauricio Pochettino is developing 'mind-blowing' Tottenham in Real Madrid's image - Garth Crooks

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham side are beginning to look like Real Madrid in terms of style, according to Garth Crooks.

Tottenham have endured a tough start to their year-long residency at Wembley, but their away form in the Premier League has been sensational with three wins on the road in September.

Spurs capped a fine month with an impressive 4-0 victory at Huddersfield on Saturday, with Harry Kane (two), Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko all scoring.


Davies also added an assist to his goal, with fellow wing-back Kieran Trippier setting up both of Kane's early efforts to cap a fine day for Pochettino's wing-backs.

Neither full-back would necessarily have been expected to be a starter going into the 2017-18 season this season, but Kyle Walker's exit to Manchester City, coupled with Danny Rose's continued knee problems, have opened up opportunities on both flanks.

Former Spurs forward Crooks, who chose both defenders in his BBC Sport Premier League team of the week, wrote: "If Guardiola is trying to get Manchester City to play in the style of Barcelona then you could be forgiven for thinking that Mauricio Pochettino looks like he is developing a team in the image of the current Real Madrid side.

"The one-touch football played by Spurs against Huddersfield was, at times, mind-blowing. The goal which involved practically every member of the Tottenham team, resulting in a memorable finish by Ben Davies, was just pure quality from start to finish."

Crooks was similarly effusive of Trippier's display, writing: "I noticed Kieran Trippier when he played for Burnley against Spurs at White Hart Lane, and he stood out then.

"That seems a long time ago, but if you had asked me then was this lad capable of playing Champions League football, I would have told you he had an awful lot of work to do.

"But that is precisely the point. Trippier came to Spurs with serious competition for his place in the starting line-up. But the young full-back seems to have done it. He's been a consistent member of the first-team squad for some time and is playing with bags of confidence in a Spurs set-up bristling with confidence.

"Huddersfield Town never laid a glove on Spurs all afternoon in Yorkshire. As for Trippier's performance, it was of the highest order. Everything he seemed to do was done with such finesse and quality. It was a Trippier header that set up Harry Kane's first goal, and it was nothing short of genius."

But while Spurs head into the international break full of confidence, Crooks has warned them that no less than a trophy will do - even if their football is scintillating to watch.

"While I get the feeling Spurs fans could watch this style of football forever, regardless of the outcome, it would be a crime if the team couldn't crown these sorts of displays with a trophy at the end of the season," he added.

"There is only Manchester City who can live with the football Spurs are producing at the moment, and if they could transfer that into silverware then never mind Harry Kane being the best Tottenham striker that ever lived, this could be the best Spurs team."
 

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I actually believe the people in Pochettino's squad are better persons from working with him. He seems to have so good values both on the work but also in general.
 

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I don't even bother commenting in this thread, I've not complaints about Pochettino.

An absolute godsend as a manager, I couldn't think of anyone else in the world that I would want managing our side.
But but...

http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/index.php?threads/lets-get-jose.122813/
Love Poch but for too long, we've been bridesmaids.

I believe Jose with our squad would get us into the Top 4 comfortably and put in a challenge for the league.
:pompous:
 

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Watching the Bobby Charlton documentary the other day.I couldn’t help making comparisons in my head with the busby babes to what poch is doing.Also was hard not to compare Charlton to Kane.Yes I was getting carried away.But throw in the new stadium.If we can keep Poch and Kane for the next 5 years a dynasty could be incoming.I don’t want to lose any other players but believe they are all replaceable.But poch and Kane aren’t they are the core of everything that could happen.
 
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