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Following hot on the heels of reports that Vertonghen is set to stay at the Lane this summer, even more exciting news seems there be appearing in regards to Pochettino's former players.
Schneiderlin and Rodriguez
For much of the summer, Morgan Schneiderlin has been a rumoured target for Arsenal, but it appears he is keen to link up with his former manager at White Hart lane and I have to say that this prospect really excites me. He is intelligent, powerful and would fit right in at the Lane. I am sure this signing would mean the exit door opening for...
If today's story in the Guardian and on Sky Sports news are true, It would appear Jan Vertonghen is about to join Hugo Lloris and sign a new deal to extend his stay with the Spurs.
From the end of last season, there have been rumours of interest in our Belgian centre back from Catalonian giants Barcelona, and they seem willing to pay good money for him.
“Rumours will always be there, but I just go back to Tottenham,” Vertonghen told the Belgian talk show Vive le Vélo.
“Interest from a great club like FC Barcelona...
Tottenham (4-3-2-1): Friedel (McGee, 78); Walker (Naughton, 46), Dawson, Veljkovic (Fredericks, 80), Rose (Davies, 46); Capoue, Mason; Holtby (Falque, 64), Lamela (Eriksen, 46), Townsend (Lennon, 46); Kane (Soldado, 46). Unused subs: Kaboul, Ceballos.
After the match Pochettino said:
“I’m very pleased for the players because we’ve finished with a good win, a clean sheet and that’s a boost for the confidence,”
“It was difficult in the humidity but well done to the players, it was a good game out there. I’m happy for all...
It may have only been a friendly but it was great to see Lamela playing with confidence and getting two goals as well.
His first season was unremarkable to say the least and he looked like a lad very short on confidence and homesick.
One of the reasons I was excited about Pochettino coming to Spurs was his proven ability to get the best out of players, but also the fact that he is Argentinian and could perhaps make Erik Lamela feel at home.
That arm around him and a familiar language could be just what the Doctor ordered....