Pochettino talks about squad rotation ahead of important Brighton clash

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has always been one for squad rotation, particularly in the busy winter Premier League months, or more recently when the Champions League comes into play.

Even when Pochettino was not blessed with a deep squad, he liked to rotate his players to keep them well-rested and ensure that every member of the squad gets a chance to impress.

It appears that this is no different ahead of the Brighton match this weekend, despite losing 7-2 against Bayern Munich on Tuesday and desperately needing a win.

The Argentine has hinted that some players may be rested today after the gruelling mid-week match in the Champions League, as well as the ten-man effort last weekend.

However, he is well aware that his decisions will be praised if Spurs win and condemned if they lose, but he believes a squad dynamic is needed for success.

Poch said (Football London): “For me, it’s about the squad always. Some players will play more than others, it’s normal. It’s your selection. To keep winning you need the squad. To change the dynamic you need the squad. Our plan like always is to make some decisions that are best for the team. Maybe some players who played two games, a tough game with one hour with ten men, maybe some players are going to rest tomorrow because played Saturday and Tuesday. It’s all the same. It’s all about winning.

“My decisions are going to be based on our assessment and knowledge of the squad. Then if we win, you’re going to be positive. If we don’t win, what are you going to say? Fantastic? No of course not, you’re going to carry on giving your opinion. I’ve no doubt we’re going to compete in the best way, respecting our opponent, Brighton will be tough – we need to be strong, show our quality and that is what we need. It will be the best medicine for everyone.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would like to see a fair few changes against Brighton, with some players who are not performing being dropped and fringe players given a chance. I want to see Dier, Lamela, Lucas, Sanchez, and Davies come into the starting XI.

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