Why This Relegated English Star Can Be More Than A Handful For Tottenham And Pochettino

After a fabulous 2015-16 campaign, the London side Tottenham Hotpsur will be preparing themselves for Europe’s prime competition UEFA Champions League. Spurs under Pochettino is just a perfect combination and it is working absolutely vivid.

The entire squad is aware of their roles and is full of confidence which is needed to compete in the Champions League. They are having a perfect squad, but as there will be more games to play, the Argentine manager will have to look forward to add some fresh faces into the squad.

Tottenham have been absolutely amazing last season, but you never know when an injury will hit a certain player. In my opinion, Tottenham needs a striker in order to cover up for Harry Kane, because let’s face it; even the player of Kane’s stature needs rest at one point. Very few faces will depart from the side and therefore, Pochettino will have to be very robust in the coming transfer window as any decision in a rush might cost the side.

According to the Reports from England, Tottenham are looking to sign Aston Villa’s youngster Jack Grealish in the coming transfer window. Villa didn’t have a very great season to show for, but the teenager did mark his name in Pochettino’s mind. Grealish appeared 16 times for Villains last season and scored 1 goal for the side.

The 20-year-old joined the West Midland side at the age of 6 and his professional debut for Aston Villa in 2014. Born in England, Grealish has represented the Republic Of Ireland at various levels in his teenage, but in 2015, he confirmed that he had taken the decision to represent England at international level and in the following year, he made his debut for England’s U-21 side.

Grealish is a very talented lad who played most of his games as a winger, but sometimes, his manager used his ability as an attacking midfielder. He possesses a blistering pace and is never afraid of taking on with the defenders. He is always a threat for the opposition defender and his ball control is next to magic.

Grealish considers Joe Cole, the former English International as his role model and tries to replicate his style much often and just like Cole, Grealish is brilliant in his dribbling and setting up the goals. He did struggle to set a strong footing in the Aston Villa side, but his talent was well delivered to his former manager Tim Sherwood, who gave him his full debut at home to Queens Park Rangers in early April and went on to start all six of the club’s remaining league fixtures.

Grealish is an intelligent and a technical player who helps his team to rush forward at times. He never looks dizzy when on the ball and is capable of finding a player at the right moment. He might struggle in the Champions League due to lack of experience, but in the Premier League, Pochettino can trust the boy without having a single doubt in mind.

He lacks finishing and sometimes lags behind due to his physical strength, but  his playmaking skills are a joy to watch. He loves to deliver early crosses which Totetnham could benefit from. He might struggle to find a first team role, but working under Mouricio Pochettino will groom his strength and will out power his weaknesses.

Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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