Tottenham Hotspur defender Pedro Porro has left some of Ange Postecoglou’s staff shocked by his relentless attitude in training this season.
Emerson Royal was considered better balance alongside Udogie given the 20-year-old’s attacking play.
However, Postecoglou was determined to start Porro in his Spurs side and it would seem the Spaniard responded well.
Tottenham staff were shocked at just how determined Porro was to put in the extra work to improve his defending
And Postecoglou has clearly inspired several disillusioned players to find their best form again.
Spurs fans may even suggest that Cristian Romerocould fall into this category, a defender with a renewed focus this season.
Porro has worked as hard as anyone with Postecoglou’s Tottenham staff
Guglielmo Vicario is another player pointed out to have made big progress with Tottenham coaches this season.
Rob Burch was heard clapping Vicario in an interview after the Liverpool win, and that’s likely because he’s so proud of all the progress he’s made.
The 26-year-old had a very tough task following Hugo Lloris at Tottenham, even if the France legend had slightly lost his way.
But Vicario has silenced any doubts with the steady improvements in his performances.
And much like Porro, Vicario has clearly approached this season with every willingness to learn from Postecoglou and his Tottenham staff.
There’s clearly a very positive foundation being put in place at Spurs, and the challenge will now be maintaining these levels over a long period.