Pedro Porro reflects on working under THREE different Tottenham bosses since arriving in January as he admits adapting to coaching changes is ‘not easy’ and opens up on learning from harsh Premier League lesson
- Pedro Porro joined Tottenham on loan under Antonio Conte back in January
- However, he has since played under rookies Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason
- The wing back has admitted that adapting to multiple bosses has not been easy
Tottenham defender Pedro Porro has admitted adapting to working under three separate managers and their various methods this season is ‘not easy’.
Wing back Porro joined on loan on transfer deadline day in January after being head-hunted by Antoine Conte, but has also been coached by Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason during a turbulent campaign which has seen Spurs miss out on the top four.
As a result, the 23-year-old has experienced a testing start to life in north London, although he has insisted that he has looked to take the positives from the difficulties.
Indeed, Porro has revealed he has ‘absorbed’ all he could from each of his bosses.
‘To be honest, it’s been a new experience,’ he told The Sun.
Tottenham defender Pedro Porro has opened up on working under three different managers
Porro arrived under Antoine Conte in January, but the Italian departed just months later
Christian Stellini (left) was axed after a poor caretaker stint, with Ryan Mason replacing him
‘I am just trying to absorb the best of each coach. When I first arrived, Cristian stayed when Antonio left. The very little I worked with Antonio, I really enjoyed.
‘I also came here because I felt I could improve with them. I am really learning from everyone. Even when Cristian left, I realised I learned a lot from him.
‘Now with Ryan I know him very well, I know how he works inside and outside the pitch. I really enjoy the way he works and it’s about learning from all of them.
‘What’s happened has happened and it’s not an easy thing to liaise with. But I’m trying to really learn from each coach.’
Porro was once on the books at Manchester City but failed to make an appearance before moving on to Sporting Lisbon in 2022. The Premier League then beckoned earlier this year, although his transition to life in the top-flight was far from smooth.
Porro made his debut against Leicester but endured a horror outing and was substituted
His debut came in a chastening 4-1 defeat by Leicester and he was hauled off after 75 minutes, with Tim Sherwood criticising his performance as ‘so bad’.
‘I have plenty to learn and I am aware of that,’ Porro added.
‘I am a very young player, I work day to day towards improving. I watch the videos, I am working with the team that’s helping me. I’ve been a defender for the past three years but I’ve always been a forward.
‘The Leicester match really taught me a lesson. Afterwards I thought you either get your things together or you’re going to have a hard time.’