Mauricio Pochettino believes that there is a perception about Premiership in the other countries that it is not a great league.
The games are not as tactical as in the other leagues and a majority part of the games involve only long balls like the old times. So, to succeed in it is not a big deal.
Because of this perception, a manager of a different nationality coming to UK may come thinking that he has taken up an easy job, but, that is a wrong mentality to come with because he is not going to find the Premiership like what he would have heard. If he has to succeed, he will have to show some humility towards the competition.
The perception that the competition lacks quality is actually a false perception in the eyes of Pochettino and that he says with conviction because he has spent a decent amount of time coaching in the competition and knows what kind of challenges a coach come across when he comes into it first up. Continue reading Mauricio Pochettino Worried about Perception in other Countries
Tottenham only managed to draw against West Bromwich Albion where a win would have helped them cut down their deficit on Leicester.
Leicester is currently 7 points clear of Tottenham and could win the title by defeating Manchester United on Sunday. Spurs will be downhearted that they could not score with the many occasions that they received during the game.
Tottenham started the match well and caused all kind of troubles to West Brom. The first occasion came to Eriksen on a free-kick which the West Brom goalkeeper diverted into a corner. Continue reading Tottenham title hopes dented by a draw against West Brom
Mark Hughes, the manager of Stoke City, reckons one of his players; Ryan Shawcross deserves another crack at the international level.
Shawcross had one of the unluckiest international debuts of all time. In his very first game for the Three Lions, he was up against an offensive line which had Zlatan Ibrahimovic in it.
Ibrahimovic succeeded in getting the young man under the pressure of the occasion and made him commit silly mistakes.
Shawcross’ mistakes there in Stockholm cost the Three Lions two goals and the game which was looking like going to be a draw ended in the form of Sweden’s win.
And, Shawcross is finding himself away from the thick of things ever since.
His consistency in the first division has been getting overlooked continuously and the defender even hinted in one of his interviews lately that he has almost given up on a recall anytime soon.
According to Hughes, the England management has been a little harsh on Shawcross.
Speaking about the 27-year old, Hughes said, “You have to feel for Ryan a little bit. He is a far better player than he looked at his debut. The nervousness of the first game, all the pressure and of course, he had a great player taking him on there on the pitch, all those things told on him.” Continue reading Mark Hughes reckons Ryan Shawcross deserves another crack