Mauricio Pochettino says he will show Christian Eriksen’s goal against Manchester United to the club’s academy players.
Eriksen scored after just ten seconds of kick-off in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over United at Wembley on Wednesday.
His manager was delighted with how the goal came about.
“We prepare to play in opposite half from the beginning. We try to be aggressive. If you can score, score, but it’s so difficult,” said Pochettino. (Quotes via Football.London.)
“We prepare the situation to try to play in opposite half, and give the signal to the opponent that we want to play in opposite half, dominate the game, put pressure on them. You work, I’m happy it happened after 10 seconds but that is football.
“The action that is so important is to see Christian Eriksen – the belief. The run he made is fantastic. There’s no waiting to see what happen – to decide, anticipate, read the action is so important. That is one to show the academy players on video.”
It’s good to know Pochettino is keen to instil certain values throughout the club. Starting quickly can be invaluable, as Spurs proved on Wednesday.