Journalist: Fringe Tottenham man has rescued his career after Pochettino disappointment
Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has rescued his career at the club after he took the chance to shine in the Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia, according to a reliable journalist.
Alasdair Gold, the Tottenham correspondent for football.london, was keeping a close eye on the French forward’s performance in Spurs’ final group stage match this season, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men having already secured top spot and their progression to the knockout round.
As such, the Argentine manager chose to rest several of his first team stars, with fringe figures such as Nkoudou, Fernando Llorente and Juan Foyth all named among the starting XI.
Both Llorente and Nkoudou found the back of the net for the first time in Tottenham shirts, with Heung-min Son netting the other goal to secure a 3-0 win.
Now Gold has claimed that the 22-year-old speed machine has rescued his Spurs career after starring in a rare first team outing, after Pochettino admitted he was frustrated he was unable to give the attacker more game time for him to prove himself.
The Argentinian was quoted by football.london as saying: “He is a great kid, always a smile, he is very nice. All the people love him, we feel bad and I feel disappointed when you cannot give him the possibility to play.
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“But it is trying to push him, trying to help him and of course today was a massive opportunity for him and we are so happy. Now we need to push him to improve and improve and improve.”
His career had seemed uncertain, with just one minute of league action under his belt having failed to impress in his outings both this season and during the last campaign.
It is said that if he can continue his improved form shown in the 90 minutes against the Cypriot side on Tuesday, he could prove to be a useful asset to Pochettino, as he looks to add to the 22 appearances currently under his belt for Spurs.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been handed a major £23million boost after their success and can expect more in the future.