Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, faced the media today ahead of the club’s match against Watford on Saturday.

On paper, playing against the bottom side in the league at home seems like the perfect way to regain some form, but it could also be the source of major embarrassment if it goes the other way.

Spurs and Poch have had a whole extra week to think about the upcoming fixture with the international break, but this could also be a factor in the Tottenham line-up.

With some players, such as Heung Min Son, travelling far and wide for their countries, Pochettino may be forced to switch the side around a little.

However, the Spurs boss is adamant that it is more about the collective performance than the eleven players he fields at the moment.

He even used a rather strange chair and sofa metaphor to explain his point to the media.

Poch said (Football London): “I am going to act naturally. I am the first who is interested in winning games, but we look at what we need to do. We try to find a way to help them. It’s not about selection, not about the names, it’s about collective behaviour and performance. It’s not about changing this chair for a sofa and move the table to another place because, in the end, we are the same. Most important now is to help them.

“What happened happened. The most important thing to provide calm. They are calm, they feel our support, from the coaching staff and the club and the fans, that they’re going to be there. Now is the moment to stay together and trust, of course, trust in my decision. I will try to take the best decisions to win.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Pochettino is right. Any eleven Spurs players should be beating Watford at home, the issue at the moment is the effort and passion shown on the pitch. Hopefully, this can be a turning point in the season for the Lilywhites.

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