Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he has not named Harry Kane in his Tottenham Hotspur starting line up for tonight’s trip to Leicester City.
The Spurs striker is named among the substitutes for the match at the King Power Stadium along with another player who rarely makes it onto the bench, Christian Eriksen.
Kane has scored 13 goals in 11 appearances against Leicester City in all competitions, more than against any other side, but will not be playing the full 90 minutes this evening.
Pochettino stated that it is a risk for any of his players to play every three days such is the intensity of the current fixture schedule.
Tottenham will have one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Barcelona in which they will be looking to keep their Champions League hopes alive at the Nou Camp.
Kane and Eriksen will no doubt be two of the first names on Pochettino’s team sheet for that match, hopefully, the rest of the squad can play their part this evening.
He told the official Spurs Twitter account: “Everyone needs to rest in this busy period, it’s impossible for every player to play every three days without risk. Harry is not a machine and needs rest too. Our potential is our team and our squad.”
? Mauricio on @HKane: "Everyone needs to rest in this busy period, it’s impossible for every player to play every three days without risk. Harry is not a machine and needs rest too. Our potential is our team and our squad." #COYS pic.twitter.com/5MC8rDFfKw
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 8, 2018
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