Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has spoken out on the upcoming Champions League Quarterfinals second leg against Manchester City.
As Harry Kane and Dele Alli got injured in the first leg, Argentine coach could have selection problems. Kane is set to miss the remaining part of the season, while Alli could start tomorrow.
“We need to assess him. We are going to have the last training session and then decide if it is possible to start from the beginning or on the bench. We are going to assess him.” Pochettino said (via Football London).
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Son Heung-Min scored the only goal in the second leg. South Korea international became the first player to score Spurs’ first EPL and UCL goals in new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Could he fully replace Harry Kane in the second leg and become team’s hero?
Pochettino said Son’s doing a fantastic job this season and he’s happy for him. Despite having calendar difficulties, as he played for national team in Asian games and World Cup, Son has kept the appropriate level that helps team to reach success without Kane.
Pochettino added that it’s not time to think about Juventus or Ajax, because there is still a game to be played tomorrow and they can’t think about any other match rather than the Man City clash.
Tottenham are the only side to beat Manchester City in 2019. Could this put a pressure o Guardiola’s side?
“We are going to be 11 against 11 on the pitch and of course to forget everything and to try and win the game and to challenge them. I am a person that never makes excuses after and never before.” Argentine added.