After having an extremely congested schedule over the last few months owing to their involvement in multiple competitions, Tottenham have had a break of 10 days since they played Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 last Wednesday.
Spurs will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Turf Moor to take on an in-form Clarets side. With Manchester City taking on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final this weekend and Liverpool having a tough away trip to Old Trafford, this is a great opportunity for Spurs to make up some ground on their title rivals.
However, the game against Burnley will certainly not be easy as Sean Dyche’s side are unbeaten in their last 7 games. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned his side that they have to match Burnley’s aggression to be able to walk away with the three points.
The Argentine also said he expects the game to be as tough as the reverse fixture in December when Spurs needed an injury-time goal from Christian Eriksen to secure all three points.
Speaking to Football.London, Pochettino said: “Like always, we’re going to find a very aggressive team. That’s going to be the key – to match their aggressivity and challenge in this aspect and then try to impose our way to play.
“It’s going to be tough, we know very well. We struggled a little bit to beat them in December. I remember we scored a late goal to break them down in the end, but they did so well against us.
“Now they’re in a better period than they were in that game. Always we’re confident and trust in ourselves but we know very well that they’re doing well and it’s going to be tough to beat them.”
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