In Focus: Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It’s a little different this evening, but I have decided to give my In Focus article to my man of the match, the gaffer, Pochettino.

Some people raised their eyebrows at the inclusion of Moura and Lamela over Son and Eriksen tonight, but I for one was pleased.

We need to remember that asking eleven players to play 90 minutes in three high intensity games against Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Arsenal is just suicide.

Covering that amount of ground and putting your body under that much strain in the space of seven days is just asking for injuries that would cost us long term.

What Poch did was give the stars against Chelsea, Eriksen and Son, a well-deserved rest on the bench ahead of the North London derby.

If we won the game easily and didn’t need them, then great. If we did, they were there.

When things weren’t quite working, Poch also wasn’t afraid to make a change, giving Sonny a full half hour, and Eriksen a little less.

As soon as they came on, the legs of Son, and the trickery of the Great Dane completely changed the game, and soon after we scored.

A superb run from Moussa Sissoko created the space, before he pulled it back to Dele Alli, who laid it off to Eriksen who did the rest.

A great team performance, and great in-game management from Poch.

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