Nothing is more reassuring for a player than receiving the backing of the club and his manager.
Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kyle Walker-Peters is currently enjoying that support after being rewarded with a new contract at the beginning of the week.
The 21-year-old was involved in the last Premier League game of the season which saw Spurs edge Leicester City by a scoreline of 5-4 at Wembley in a thrilling affair.
Pochettino has rarely hesitated to put his faith in the youth and if he is to remain at the club for next season, Walker-Peters is likely to receive more playing time.
The young defender has agreed to extend his future at the club and he marked the occasion by posting something for the crowd on social media.
What a weekend it's been! Happy to sign a new contract with @spursofficial looking forward to what the future holds! Hard work continues ??? #COYS pic.twitter.com/YabAruNFjl
— Kyle Walker-Peters (@KyleLPeters) May 14, 2018
It is quite remarkable that in the absence of recognised full-backs like Kyle Walker and (the soon-to-be-departed) Danny Rose, the squad appears to be in safe hands in that area.