Mauricio Pochettino key to new Spurs man’s arrival

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino is the key reason why Dele Alli has chosen to join Spurs, the young English star has claimed.

The 19-year-old attacker, who joined Spurs from League One side MK Dons in January before returning on loan, has already been named as the Football League’s Young Player of the Year.

Alli has scored 16 goals with six assists in 36 league appearances for MK Dons this season and is viewed as one of English football’s brightest young talents.

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And he has revealed that Pochettino is a key reason behind why he chose to join Spurs, despite interest from a whole host of top clubs.

“MK has got a special place in my heart but obviously I have signed to ­Tottenham,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

“When you go, you don’t want a manager that’s not going to have any trust in young players.

“With Pochettino you can see already he has a lot of faith in youngsters. You need a manager that believes in you and shows that by playing you.”

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That faith has seen English youngsters Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Eric Dier all establish themselves as first-team regulars at Spurs this season, with Kane and Mason both earning their first international call-ups as a result of their performances.

Dele Alli will hope to shine in the Premier League next season but will be focused on trying to earn MK Dons promotion to the Championship first with just one game remaining for the League One side.

Will Dele Alli be a star at Tottenham Hotspur? Will he get a chance next season?


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