Pochettino confirms new role for Nicolas Jackson

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Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that there may be a new position for striker Nicolas Jackson.

Jackson played in a left wing position during the FA Cup clash against Aston Villa in midweek.

Jackson had a good game as he scored against Villa.

Pochettino has hinted that he’d use same tactics in future, which means Jackson will continue playing on the left.

Pochettino told reporters: “The starting point, yes, he was on the left. But football is dynamic and he has to move, no?

“Yes, I think he is a player that can play in this place. I am so happy because the characteristics, he always plays better when he is facing the goal rather than his back to the goal.

“He is more comfortable. The pace, the speed, the capacity to arrive from the second line.

“He showed in the goal he scored how he arrives from the second line and can score.

“I am so happy because the commitment is amazing, also. After arriving from the Africa Cup of Nations, it is important for him to recover and feel the net. So happy. Very pleased with his performance.”