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Mauricio Pochettino on Tottenham rift speculation after Red Star Belgrade rout

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has responded to rumours of rifts at the club after his side beat Red Star Belgrade 5-0 in the Champions League.

Pochettino confirmed he has given his squad a day off as a reward for getting their Champions League campaign back on track.

“You cannot stop the rumours,” said Pochettino in quotes reported by the Independent .

“You know that periods like this can happen for any team and what is important is to stick together and try to find a way. There was a dynamic change after the final of the Champions League. It is difficult to explain, but you have to avoid a drama and it is important to be there and strong in your principles.

“The most important is to show that we are together. If we don’t win, it is because we are not performing. Not because some stupid thing happened inside. When you win or you lose, always there are things there with 25 or 26 players. Eleven players are always happy, another seven are close and they are happy. The 10 that are outside are not happy. This is the world.”

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