Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon ahead of the duo’s move to Spurs.
It is being widely reported that Bale and Reguilon will join the Londoners from Real Madrid imminently, significantly strengthening Jose Mourinho’s squad following a sloppy start to the new season.
Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon have left Madrid and they’re both flying to London! The deal with Tottenham has been completed. Paperworks also signed. One year loan Bale, permanent deal Reguilon. Medicals already done in Madrid. Announcement soon. Here we go confirmed. ⚪️ #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 18, 2020
Spurs lost 1-0 to Everton on the opening weekend of the new Premier League campaign and edged past Lokomotiv Plodov after a scare in Europa League qualifying on Thursday night.
Bale should add some much needed power and competition to Tottenham’s frontline, while Reguilon will allow Mourinho to deploy a more attacking left-back than Ben Davies.
And Pochettino, who was repeatedly frustrated by the club’s failure to strengthen the squad, has had his say on Spurs’ new recruits.
Speaking to COPE (as relayed by Football London), the Argentine was positive about both Bale and Reguilon.
“I think Gareth Bale is a magnificent footballer,” he said. “He has won four Champions Leagues, there is no doubt he is a great player.
“Sergio Reguilon has great potential and will continue to grow.”
It’s obviously a shame Pochettino wasn’t able to work with Bale at Tottenham, but there is an argument to be made that the Welshman is more suited to Mourinho’s counter-attacking style than Pochettino’s possession-based tactics.