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Toby Alderweireld knows Mauricio Pochettino well. The Belgian played for the Argentine for four years at Tottenham. Today at Al-Duhail, Alderweireld returned to Poche’s training methods. Even if the technician’s touch is not yet seen at PSG, the defender says he makes his players work a lot in training.
“The team was so close. You get closer because the Pochettino method is not easy. You work so hard every day. Days of rest are very, very rare. It’s like in the army. You get angry, but you feel better physically, you progress. You train over and over again! You follow him and that creates a group that says to itself: “come on, we’re going to do this together”. That was the feeling, especially in the title seasons for Leicester, Chelsea or the Champions League final. […] It is with him that I have been the best. Of course, in football, when you work four or five days a week with someone and you have a big personality, like me who has my own vision of football, there are disagreements. And it’s good. But I never had a problem with him. I am grateful to him, because he made me cross two or three additional levels in my career, ”explained the Belgian during an interview with the London Evening Standard.
Passed by Tottenham when Mauricio Pochettino was the coach, Toby Alderweireld has fond memories of the Argentine. But the Belgian also ensures that the technician makes his players work a lot.