Mauricio Pochettino’s pressers have occasionally become taught affairs, especially in the last calendar year, and upon each such occasion, the catalyst has been a journalist having the audacity to question the Argentine’s role as Tottenham’s coach.
The gaffer’s latest quotes over instant fan favourite Giovani Lo Celso could be misconstrued as containing a little of the old ‘look at me, I’m in charge!’ sketch.
For fans watching Spurs this season, the idea of a regular XI would undoubtedly be welcomed. Lo Cleso looked lively on Wednesday night.
During BT Sport’s Champions League coverage of the Red Star Belgrade game, it was suggested by Peter Crouch that Pochettino has not picked the same team consecutively since Feb 2018.
That’s 93 games. 93 occasions when either injury or indecision have hampered the Argentine’s work.
It is difficult to imagine what tactical advantage Poch might hold by flimflamming over Giovani Lo Celso starting against Sheffield United.
Spurs cannot afford to concede further ground in the Premier League, we all know that the ENIC model demands Champions League football as a minimum now.
The business’ debt is to great to wear a 5th place or worse finish.
Lo Celso is a breath of fresh air and Pochettino is in no position to ration that commodity.
No position at all.