Pochettino confident Tottenham ready for ‘very tough period’ of games
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The Argentinian is preparing his team for a crucial clash with PSV in the Champions League
Spurs have started their busy schedule of seven games in the space of three weeks and manager Mauricio Pochettino was pleased they kicked off the hectic period with a 1-0 win at West Ham United on Saturday.
Between October 20 and November 10, Tottenham Hotspur are set to take on the Hammers twice and also do battle with PSV on two occasions while facing on Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace.
It is a packed fixture list and the next clash coming up for the Lilywhites is a crucial one for the club in Group B of the Champions League.
Tottenham are due to visit PSV on Wednesday for a 5.55pm kick-off with both sides pointless after two matchdays and only a victory will realistically keep alive Spurs’ hope of reaching the round of 16 stage.
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Speaking after Saturday’s victory at the London Stadium, Pochettino said: “I think all of the team was fantastic. The attitude was great, but always with performances it’s about how you can improve because never it’s enough for me.
“I think (Erik) Lamela was good. He scored, which is fantastic for him and his belief and I think it is a fantastic result because this was three important points for us.
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“Now we have a very tough period ahead, so to start that period with three points at West Ham is fantastic for the team.”
Pochettino again mentioned one of his buzzwords during the early months of the new campaign – circumstances - after the derby success.
He, quite fairly, insisted when Spurs are in their new stadium then the expectation of those outside the club can be for the team to win titles.
“Like we were talking before, it’s about managing circumstance and that has been our job since we arrived here four-and-a-half years ago - to manage circumstances and different types of circumstances,” Pochettino said.
“We are happy and that is our job and we will see what happens in the future. When the new stadium will be ready, with the training ground and everything else and we’re only focused on trying to win games and titles, I think that will be fantastic for us.”