Mauricio Pochettino says he is pleased with Vincent Janssen’s reaction to his challenge to earn a place in Tottenham’s side.
Pochettino said last month that the Dutchman, who has struggled since arriving for £18.6m from AZ Alkmaar last summer, needed to “show more” in training to earn a chance on matchdays.
The 22-year-old was an unused substitute during Spurs’ thrashing of Stoke last weekend but Pochettino believes he has seen a change in the player’s attitude.
“I always try to be honest and fair. I am very happy with Vincent’s reaction over the last few weeks and how he is training now,” he said.
“He realised the need to fight on the training ground and try to give me the trust and the confidence for after to give the possibility to play.
“I think he took a very good way now to try to fight for his place here. It is true he has a little problem in his foot.”