Mauricio Pochettino took full advantage of a home match against a weaker opponent this afternoon as he rang seven changes from the side that beat Man City on Tuesday.
The much-changed Tottenham line up romped past Huddersfield, beating them by four goals to nil, including a Lucas Moura hat trick.
Not only was Poch able to rest his star players ahead of their crunch match Champions League quarter final away leg against City on Wednesday, but it was also the perfect chance to increase the fitness and confidence of squad players.
Lucas Moura scored three, Victor Wanyama got one, Llorente could have had a bunch, Sanchez and Foyth earned a clean sheet, and both Ben Davies and Kyle Walker-Peters did well in the wing back positions.
Pochettino believes having every single one of his players feeling confident and comfortable will only make his side stronger as they face one of the biggest games of their recent history.
Poch said (Football London): “It’s so important because like your colleague said seven changes. I think build the confidence in the squad and team. It’s true a few changes were because of injuries. It’s so important all our players feel so comfortable, happy and fit with the trust they can compete and be an important part of the team. Today players like Juan Foyth, Ben Davies, Davinson (Sanchez), Kyle Walker-Peters, Fernando (Llorente) or Victor Wanyama it’s so important for them to play 90 minutes and feel they can help the team and feel important. It makes us stronger. We have a very busy period and it’s important all the players feel they can fight for one place to start in every single game.”
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