With the Huddersfield match coming smack bang in the middle of two crucial Champions League quarter final matches against Man City, it was always likely that Spurs would field a second-string team.
With Tottenham actually winning the first leg against the Premier League champions, it furthers the case still for Pochettino to keep his star players fresh for the away match.
With Harry Kane and Dele Alli also out injured, Spurs fans can expect to see some substitutes and reserves introduced to the matchday squad and starting line up.
Spurs will have their fingers crossed that they do not regret such a decision, with a place in the top four hanging in the balance.
Pochettino heavily implied that he would rotate against Huddersfield in his pre-match press conference today, although he refused to use the term ‘rest players’.
However, from his comments over not playing some of the lads who played 90 minutes against City, and preferring fresh legs against Huddersfield, you can read between the lines.
Pochettino said (Football London): “Tomorrow is not to rest players, but to take best decision after the big victory over Manchester City. The massive risk is how we are going to approach the game tomorrow. We have a lot of player who played 90 minutes who are not in a condition to play tomorrow. We have a strong squad, rather than rest tomorrow we want to provide the team good energy and fresh legs to be sure we can approach the game in the best condition and be sure we are going to get the three points.”
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