Pochettino: We believe in the squad

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that there is a genuine belief among the current squad that they can get the job done no matter who is playing.

Several experts and pundits have claimed that while Tottenham have a great starting eleven, they don’t have the strength in depth to compete with their rivals.

By the looks of it, Pochettino completely disagrees with that assessment. Speaking to the club’s official website, he pointed out that there is a lot of belief among the group.

He said, “The most important thing is the belief. It’s difficult to translate to the fans or to the media the genuine belief in the squad. Of course, all the names and players are very important but after that, it’s about the squad, about the collective, about the team.”

Tottenham have lost a lot of players to injuries so far this season but that hasn’t stopped the team from consistently winning games in the Premier League and progressing in other competitions as well.

Pochettino believes the injuries have given Spurs a chance to show how strong their squad is.

He added, “When some players are not available to play because they are injured or because they need to rest because they are tired, if you really believe how we believe in our squad, you can do a great job.”

“Of course, we are so happy because always we believe that the most important thing is the squad and to use individual players that add the quality to the team. We are showing that with one or another name, the team can stay competitive and keep the same level. We can win or we can lose but the most important is the feeling – the feeling that we translate is fantastic.”

“In the last two games, for me, Ben Davies, playing at center-back, was one of the best players. But we knew that he could play there and can deliver a great job for us.”

“I’m very pleased because we are very solid with the team and all the players are very committed and that is fantastic news. If we want to achieve in the end a trophy or arrive in the top four or do a fantastic job in the Champions League or the different cups, we need everyone to be committed to the team.”

Tottenham certainly need players like Sissoko to keep playing at the same level as the team’s injury list is still quite long.

With the likes of Vertonghen, Dier, Dembele, Aurier, Wanyama, and Foyth all out injured, Pochettino will be hoping the squad doesn’t pick up any more injuries going into the busy Christmas period.

The Argentine’s belief in the squad will certainly be music to the ears of Spurs fans particularly in a week when the 46-year-old has been incessantly linked with the Manchester United job.

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