By Coral Barry
Thierry Henry believes Mousa Dembele, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen have been completely transformed under the influence of Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
The midfield trio have always garnered high praise from Tottenham fans in their time at White Hart Lane, but Henry has suggested they have been transformed into much-needed work horses by Pochettino.
Tottenham have become known as a hard-working and extremely well-organised outfit under Pochettino and Henry believes this change in attitude has been the reason behind Spurs’ success this season.
Henry has identified the change in Dembele, Eriksen and Lamela as the prime examples of how Tottenham has become a wholly different prospect with Pochettino at the helm.
“The key to Tottenham’s improvement is Pochettino has got the players working hard for each other,” wrote Henry in his Sun column.
“Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen track back much more, Mousa Dembele is working harder than he has ever done and Dier gives great defensive cover to allow full-backs Kyle Walker and Danny Rose to bomb forward.”
The midfield trio have racked up 91 Premier League appearances between them this season and have been mainstays of Tottenham’s title challenge.
Although the championship charge is seemingly destined to fail for Pochettino and his players, Henry thinks the continued work-rate of Tottenham’s stars next season will be a major factor in Spurs mounting another challenge next season.
In other Tottenham news, Henry has outlined two things Spurs must do if they are to win the title next season