Previous
FC Zorya Luhansk
Manchester United
0
0
LIVE 13'
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Fenerbahce
0
0
LIVE 14'
Game Details
Internazionale
Sparta Prague
8:05 PM UTC
Game Details
Southampton
Hapoel Be'er
8:05 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Salzburg
Schalke 04
8:05 PM UTC
Game Details
FK Astra Giurgiu
AS Roma
0
0
LIVE 14'
Game Details
Kashima Antlers
Auckland City
2
1
FT
Game Details
Next
Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur
CSKA MoscowCSKA Moscow
3
1
FT
Game Details

Pochettino makes Tottenham pledge

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino conducted an interview in English to assure his new players that they should not fear his innovative coaching methods.

Friedel signs one year contract with Spurs

Despite speaking English to his players at former club Southampton, the Argentine, who was appointed by Spurs to succeed Tim Sherwood last month, has used a translator to talk to the media since arriving in the Premier League in January 2013.

Pochettino dropped the interpreter for an interview with Spurs TV, however, and moved to ease concerns about his high-intensity training sessions.

"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."

Pochettino also confirmed Steffen Freund will remain on the club's coaching staff.

The former Spurs midfielder will work alongside assistant head coach Jesus Perez, first-team coach Miguel D'Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jiminez, who all came with Pochettino from Southampton.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.