Pochettino confirms he will rotate squad against Olympiacos

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham put in a brilliant display against Crystal Palace on Saturday and the 4-0 thumping has certainly got a good feeling back around the club.

One would think Pochettino isn’t likely to change the team too much for their Champions League opener against Olympiacos on Wednesday given the level that the displayed on Saturday.

Additionally, with the game pretty much done and dusted in the first half, the second half resembled a low-intensity training session, thus making it unlikely that anybody is too fatigued.

However, Pochettino has hinted in the pre-match conference ahead of the game in Pireas that he might make changes given Spurs’ busy fixture list and the fact that many players need game time.

Tottenham invested heavily in the transfer market this summer and the Spurs boss was insistent that the club now has a squad big enough to compete in all four competitions.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “We have an unbelievable squad, a big squad, and like in the last few years it’s not about the names who will play tomorrow or Saturday.

“It’s about the squad and about Tottenham. We need to perform in our best way to challenge and want to be contenders in four competitions. We need all the players to be ready to fight and to play.

“In 21 days we play seven games and all need to be ready to play. We are going to use all the players. If not, it is impossible to keep the level we want to show for every single game. Of course, when you have a big squad and big names it’s so unfair to only play with 11 and you need to give games to the players.

“Tomorrow there will be changes for different reasons but the focus must be on the quality of the collective performance and be sure we are going to perform in our best way.”

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The likes of Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, and Ben Davies could all likely slot into the side as they were all on the bench against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The competition for places at Spurs will hopefully push the likes of Alli to perform and stake their claim in the side.

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