JOE COLE ADMITS TOTTENHAM’S WARM UP TACTICS WERE FIRST USED BY CHELSEA

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Tottenham’s pre-match routine has sparked interest and conversation amongst pundits.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino sets his players to use the full length of the pitch during his pre-match routine and also prepared his side that way for the visit of West Ham to Wembley.

The Tottenham boss sets up an attack vs defence scenario with some of his players using the whole width of the pitch, as the forwards practice their crossing and finishing and defenders work on their clearing and interceptions just minutes before the real action starts.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has revealed that the practice was previously done during his time at Chelsea.

“They’re very useful,” Cole said while working as a pundit on Sky Sports.

“We used to do them at Chelsea.

“I think what it does is it puts you in the mindset and distances of where you’re actually going to be on the pitch.

“Sometimes we used to do that because you know the other manager is watching and you used to change it around, some would play in different positions.

“What it does it gets you in the right positions, gets you in the habit of occupying the box and getting in at the far post if you’re a winger for instance.”

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