Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tomorrow evening in what will be the first chance for both sides to book their place at a Wembley final this season.
While Tottenham come into the game in good form, they are missing several few players in attacking areas with Harry Kane and Dele Alli ruled out with injuries, and Heung-Min Son currently playing at the Asian Cup with South Korea.
Chelsea, on the other hand, come into the game on the back of several recent setbacks including a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates last weekend.
After the game, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri came out and criticised the Chelsea players publicly and said that this squad of players are hard to motivate.
The Italian would be hoping that his harsh words serve as motivation for the Chelsea players to prove him wrong in the game against Tottenham.
When asked about Sarri’s motivational tactics, Pochettino declined to comment on it and suggested that it was not his job to judge what goes on at other clubs.
Speaking as a part of his pre-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London, “I didn’t hear but I cannot judge the words of another manager at another club. It’s his business and Chelsea business and it’s not my job to judge him.”
“Every manager can have their opinion and it’s not my position or job to judge. What they’re doing at a different club is their job and you have to respect, because it’s like here for many people who don’t have the real situation that happens inside can talk and only about perception I cannot talk and be disrespectful about different clubs.”
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