If you haven’t seen the transcript of the recent Ossie Ardiles interview then it’s certainly worth taking a look at our former midfielder’s comments in relation to Mauricio Pochettino. Ossie spoke openly to the Hertfordshire Mercury and was very positive about his fellow Argentine’s appointment.
“Pochettino understands the football that is very close to Tottenham historically,” Ardiles said.
“He doesn’t want to speculate, he wants to go forward and put a lot of pressure on the opposing team.
“He likes his teams to keep the ball as much as possible while going forward all the time.”
Ossie was also asked about specific players in the squad and he felt that Pochettino’s arrival could be of huge benefit to Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela in particular.
“I think this will be a very exciting season this time. The number one job he has is to make everybody play to their potential,” he added.
“There were a lot of players last season that weren’t, like Lamela and Soldado and so on. If all these guys can play to their potential then it will be a very interesting time.”
So if Ossie is right we can look forward to an attacking and entertaining campaign under the new head coach but will Mauricio bring the best out of Lamela and Soldado as Ardiles predicts?