New manager threatens intense training sessions at White Hart Lane.
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Recently appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players that he expects them to suffer in training during his tenure at White Hart Lane, reports Sky Sports.
The Argentine is known for intense training sessions as he demands high levels of fitness from his players to play a pressing game on match days. It is a philosophy that worked extremely well and Southampton and he has no intention of changing it at Spurs.
Pochettino was interviewed by Spurs TV and was seen without an translator, which was not the case when he was in charge of the Saints. He took the chance to warn the players, but also reassure them at the same time.
“The players don’t have to be afraid,” Pochettino said.
“Our style is demanding – sometimes too much but we use common sense. We demand a lot from them because that is our style.
“Our philosophy is ‘suffer in training so you don’t suffer in the game’. But the players don’t have to be afraid because we work with common sense all the time.
“We can only expect full commitment and a positive attitude.”
There will be a number of changes on the training field at Spurs this season, but one thing that will not alter is the presence of Steffen Freund. The German, who was the assistant head coach under both Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane, may not stay in that position, but he will remain on the coaching staff.