Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that his team haven’t made any special preparations to stifle Paul Pogba when Manchester United arrive at Wembley to take on Spurs on Sunday.
After a disappointing start to the season, the French midfielder has discovered his form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 25-year-old didn’t have the best of relationships with former manager Jose Mourinho but since he has left the club, Pogba seems to be playing with much more freedom.
The World Cup winner also seems to have found his scoring boots recently. However, Pochettino said Spurs haven’t made any special plans to stop Pogba and that in the Premier League, most teams have players like Pogba who can make the difference on the day.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Pochettino told Football.London, “When you play in this Premier League, every weekend, or every three days as we’ve been playing in the last few months, always it’s about the opponent have a few players that can make the difference. Like last Tuesday it was Hazard, and now Pogba.”
“Pogba is a very talented player, a great player of course. But it’s not only Pogba or Hazard, there are different players around. Of course they are special players.”
The Argentine also said it would be a mistake to focus only on Pogba as United have many players who can hurt the opposition.
“Manchester United have a great squad with great players with a lot of quality. Of course, we are not going to be only focused on Pogba, we need to be focused on the whole team, not just one player.”
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