Pochettino opens up on how he deals with Tottenham’s injuries

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Tottenham Hotspur have had their share of injury problems so far this season, especially to their newest recruits after some much-needed summer spending.

Ryan Sessegnon only made his debut for Tottenham against Everton last Sunday, despite joining way back on the summer window deadline day from Fulham.

Giovani Lo Celso only made his full debut for Spurs in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night, despite signing on the same day as Sessegnon.

Even Tanguy Ndombele was out injured for a couple of weeks earlier in the season. Spurs are currently without the likes of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, and Erik Lamela through injury.

Pochettino has now opened up on how he and the club deal with those problems, stating that you miss the person involved but you cannot cry about it as you simply have to move on.

He is adamant that he cannot allow himself to be affected by injuries (Football London): “We were talking about Andre [Gomes], with Marco Silva, it is trying to help them to be in the best form and then give the opportunity to play and perform.

“The problem in the competition in the high level, you don’t have time to miss people.

“It is like now with [Erik] Lamela, or [Jan] Vertonghen, how you sit in the chair and cry because you miss someone. You miss the person, the professional, but the competition does not allow you to cry. You have to move on quick. It is a bit cruel, but you have to move on and try to win the next game.

“If you ask me like an MP, not as a coach, you miss the person when they are not involved, or close to you. Everyone provides different energy, but you cannot be affected. It is so important.”

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