- Jul 14, 2014
This is a quote from Kyle Walker re Pochs pre season methods when he joined. From here - https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/football/1140752/revealed-how-horrible-mauricio-pochettino-knocked-tottenham-into-shape/But he admits: “I’m not going to lie. At the start it was horrible. Horrible.
“When you reach the first team as a professional, it’s kind of like, ‘If you want go and do gym, do gym. If you don’t, you don’t have to’. But when he came in, gym was compulsory.”
“We have got four games left, and we are still running almost every other team off the pitch,” says Walker. “The only team close to us, if I remember correctly, is Bournemouth.
“That’s what I meant about doing the basics right. We can all play football, but one of the basics of this game is that you need to run about and work for each other. That’s what’s pushed us on to the next level.”
Just like Walker says, for 6 years we’ve had players who can play but can’t do the basics right. If all we do is fix the basics we can get so much more out of the players we have currently regardless of who we sign.
If we don’t fix the basics it doesn’t matter who we sign we will never have sustained success.