Opinion

Pochettino could bring the best out of Matt Doherty at Tottenham in the summer

Pochettino could bring the best out of Matt Doherty at Tottenham in the summer

Tottenham’s hopes of progressing in the Champions League were boosted following an excellent win against Borussia Dortmund.

Three second-half goals from the Lilywhites secured a massive victory against the German giants and significantly improved their chances of reaching the quarter-finals according to our selection of best bookies sites in UK. Goals from Son Heung-Min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente makes them huge favourites in the return leg at Dortmund. The victory was Tottenham’s joint biggest victory in the history of the Champions League.

A strong run in the competition could mean Mauricio Pochettino’s summer transfer budget is bolstered. Liverpool earnt a huge sum of money after reaching the final last season and Tottenham could enjoy the same benefit. After two windows without a signing, Spurs could be set for a summer of lavish spending.

One man Pochettino could target is Wolves left-back Matt Doherty. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the 27-year-old has been at his current employers since 2010 and was a crucial part of the side that lifted the Championship title last season. Doherty made an extremely impressive start to life in the Premier League, helping Wolves challenge for a spot in Europe so far this season.

Indeed, his form has curtailed of late but the Ireland international could prove to be a useful player for Pochettino. With Danny Rose’s long-term future at the club uncertain, Doherty would give Ben Davies some much-needed competition at the back. He loves to get forward, helping his side’s cause with three goals and four assists so far this season, however, he must work on the defensive side of his game to succeed in north London.

Approaching the prime of his career, the former Southampton boss could be the man to help him rediscover his early season form.

Tottenham fans, thoughts?

Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
To Top