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Pochettino ruthless with Pritchard


Time and time again Mauricio Pochettino shows what a quality manager he is and which puts previous managers in the shade.

The transfer windows since he has been here have seen us get rid of unwanted players in a manner that we have not achieved before. Players come in, he assesses them and if he doesn't feel they are going to come up to scratch he sells them on a year later.

Others are developed and again sold on if the circumstances aren't right to keep them. In other seasons, Alex Pritchard may have remained at Spurs, however, Spurs have moved on and he hasn't progressed. It doesn't matter if there are excuses, the bottom line is he hasn't progressed and the club has. Spurs are not a charity, we have plenty of players coming through the ranks who need opportunities so keeping the decks clear is important. Getting around £8-million for him is excellent business for Spurs

This week we have seen Grant Ward, Federico Fazio and Alex Pritchard leave the club, two permanently, one on loan for a season with a purchase option. If Marseille get their finger out Clinton Njie will be gone as well.

The list of players who have left the club show a ruthlessness, the same ruthlessness that has been shown to Pritchard, sshow me every day on the training field that you should be here or I'll get rid of you. No messing about, Pochettino makes it quite plain to players they are not going to play.

To get rid of Adebayor he simply told him you are not getting a squad number, you are not part of tthe first team. Where is he now? he had an unsuccessful loan spell at Crystal palace and currently doesn't have a club, nobody it seems wants his money before football attitude.

He made it plain to Pritchard he wasn't going to get game time, plain to Fazio and to Clinton Njie. It really doesn't matter if you want to stay at a big club and fight for a place, if you are deemed surplus to requirements you are left in no doubt you need to leave for your career.

  • Paulinho
  • Lewis Holtby
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Younes Kaboul
  • Benjamin Stambouli
  • Vlad Chiriches
  • Alex McQueen
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Souleymane Coulibaly
  • Cristian Ceballos
  • Ruben Lameiras
  • Channing Campbell-Young
  • Ryan Fredericks
  • Grant Hall
  • Roberto Soldado
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Shaquile Coulthirst
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • Andros Townsend
  • Milos Veljkovic
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Emmanuel Sonupe
  • Cameron Lancaster
  • Kevin Stewart
  • Jake Livermore
  • Jack Munns
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Iago Falque
  • Michael Dawson
  • Sandro
  • Jonathan Obika
  • Ezekiel Fryers
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Jordan Archer.

A manager has to be ruthless with players when he has so much talent at his disposal and coming through the ranks. There is no pussy-footing around with Pochettino, you go of your own accord on good terms or you get forced out by simply being ignored for the season, not even a part of a match day squad. I liked him when he was appointed and said we had found the right man and that he will be here for a long time, I have only seen things to reinforce that initial view. I'm really enjoying being a Spurs fan under Pochettino.


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