By John Wenham

5th Nov, 2022 | 10:54am

Tottenham expert 'stunned' by 'phenomenal' training ground development

Gianni Vio deserves all the credit for making Tottenham a “phenomenal” force from set-pieces.

That is according to Spurs expert John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Tottenham have scored nine goals from set-pieces in 13 Premier League games so far this season.

This comes after the appointment of Gianni Vio in the summer, who serves as the club’s set-piece coach.

Before moving to Spurs, Vio, 69, worked with the Italian national team during Euro 2020 and has also worked with Catania, Fiorentina, AC Milan, Palermo, DC United, Brentford and Leeds during his career.

Wenham has been blown away by the side’s “phenomenal” improvement from dead balls.

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“Another set-piece goal against Marseille with Lenglet rising like a Salmon,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Davies did exactly the same a few days before against Bournemouth. We used to go entire seasons without scoring anything.

“Bless him, I love Eriksen but his corners used to be horrific. It was cleared by the first man every time or the goalkeeper would come out and catch it.

“I used to tell people that when we were chasing a game we would be better off kicking the ball out for a throw-in or a goal kick to the opposition rather than take the corner.

“Now, we are a real danger from these positions. We are scoring set-piece goals regularly. I believe we have scored the most in the Premier League this season.

“It’s a phenomenal difference and makes a huge difference to your in-game options. I’ve been stunned by the improvement. We have a big team too, let’s not forget that.

“Dier, Romero, Kane, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, they can all win headers. It’s a pet peeve of mine that we haven’t been scoring these types of goals.

“So I have been delighted to see Gio’s work come to fruition.”

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