Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he took off goal hero Heung-Min Son while he was on a hat-trick because the forward needed a rest.
Son his scored his second double in two games to sink Huddersfield 2-0 at Wembley and cement our place in the top four.
“In the last few games he played a lot. He played one hour and scored twice against Rochdale on a very cold day,” the Spurs boss said after the game .”Today he played another 70 minutes, and he’s not a machine, and he needs to rest. There are a lot of games ahead of him.But he is one player you always expect amazing things from. He is talented, consistent and very professional.
Pochettino added: “Players like him and Harry Kane work a lot and it pays back. He’s another example at our club of what it means to be professional.”
We face Juventus next in our Champions League last-16 second leg at Wembley on Tuesday night.
And Pochettino said: “I am happy for Son because these two goals help a very good position in the table now, and in the battle for the top four. It was a very professional performance from the team.We are focused on Juventus now. With Chelsea, United still to play, cannot affect what happens in the other games.”
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