Eddie Howe has praised Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Bournemouth’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Cherries are set to take on Spurs in the Boxing Day matchup.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has lavished praise on Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of their clash against the North London side in the Premier League. The Cherries are set to take on Spurs in their Boxing Day bout as they travel to Wembley.
Speaking to the media ahead of the match, Howe said, “The biggest compliment I can give him (Pochettino) is that he improves players. You look at the players that he’s worked with for a consistent period of time, I think they’ve all got better and are now playing at higher levels. And the team because of that has benefited, so, yeah, an outstanding manager.”
He added, “He’s definitely someone that I admire, definitely someone that you look at and think has a lot of qualities that you would want in yourself as a manager. I don’t know him that well but he looks like someone who works incredibly hard, is very committed to his club, and does all the right things.”
Speaking about the match against Spurs, Howe said, “We’ve found the games against Tottenham difficult. But we enjoy the challenge and we enjoy these types of moments where we haven’t achieved something yet and we are working towards it. We expect to get something, that’s how we’ve always been, no matter who we play. The reality is these games are very difficult so we’ve got to try and attack the games, I think that’s our best form of defence.”