Mauricio Pochettino admits he will consider fielding Tottenham’s youngsters in next season’s FA Cup.
The manager saw his side knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage for the second season in a row on Saturday, following a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Wembley.
The loss is a painful reminder that Tottenham have now lost eight successive FA Cup semi-finals.
Pochettino feels that the criticism that has come his way regarding Tottenham’s failure to win trophies, with the last being in 2008 and is now weighing up the option of playing some of his inexperienced young players in order to avoid future criticism.
The Argentine has made no secret of the fact that he feels that any success in the FA Cup will not help propel the club to the next level, compared to winning the Premier League or Champions League.
‘I am thinking with Tottenham to play with kids the next time because it’s so unfair when you lose but that is my job to be criticised when we don’t win,’ Pochettino said to the media.
‘The problem is the perception sometimes is not realistic. But maybe yes, next we will provide the possibility to play with kids and I’m sure it will be fantastic for experience and everything.
‘Then we stop to arrive in this situation (of being questioned about not winning trophies).’
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