Pochettino explains why Marcus Edwards will not start against Barnsley

Lynette Rowe
September 19, 2017

He is already serving a three-match suspension in the Champions League, therefore missing Tottenham's win over Borussia Dortmund last week, while off the pitch the youngster is reportedly negotiating a change of agent.

"I think it's a situation we have under control and we are looking after him to try to again have the facility to be involved with the first team".

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Tottenham are too big of a club to neglect the building in the Premier League or Champions League to chase FA Cup or EFL Cup silverware.

Pochettino accepts a cup win would lift the fans but insists the pressure is on Spurs to aim even higher. If we are going to try to win Carabao Cup or FA Cup, and forget the Premier League or Champions [League], it's a big mistake. Sorry, first of all the Premier League and then the Champions League. They are the two big trophies. "Wigan won the FA Cup, where are they now?"

Although he has not played for Tottenham since, he helped England win the European Under-19 Championship this summer and signed a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2020. Where is Wigan today, with all my respect?

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Shame on numerous media outlets for taking his comments and spinning them, twisting them into more click-bait driven headlines that don't accurately convey what Pochettino really said, and instead attempt to conjure up shock value.

Two goals against Burnley and Newcastle made for an encouraging start to the campaign but Alli's form has dipped and he was particularly disappointing in Saturday's goalless draw against Swansea.

Despite the inexperience of the side, Pochettino has resisted the temptation to make Alli skipper, declining to say who would lead the team.

The Tottenham Hotspur teenager's wait for his first senior start goes on. He also took them to last season's FA Cup semifinal, but the north London outfit remains sans trophy since 2008.

"The most important thing is to be there if he needs us and, sometimes, to try to help before he asks", added the Spurs boss.

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