My playmakers need freedom - Pochettino

The Argentine boss saw his side create chance after chance against a crumbling QPR side and insists he will continue to give his attack-minded players a free role
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes the creative freedom given to his playmakers reaps rewards this season.

Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen all shined against QPR on Sunday as Spurs romped to a 4-0 home success.

With three wins from as many matches in charge this term, Pochettino's White Hart Lane life has started brightly.

And he feels that giving his attacking players the freedom to express themselves has been crucial.

Pochettino said after Sunday's win, in which Chadli scored twice and Lamela provided two assists: "Lamela, [Emmanuel] Adebayor, Chadli and Eriksen create the movement and rotate - they are free.

"We work a lot on the training ground but it is important that the players are free in their minds because they are creative players.

"You cannot put the players like that in the shade, you need to provide the organisation but after that they are free."

Tottenham will host the second leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off – which they lead 2-1 against AEL – on Thursday, before they face Liverpool.

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