Pre Match Video
Mauricio Pochettino looks ahead to Tottenham Hotspur’s English Premier League game with Bournemouth on Sunday (20th March) – and the title race as Spurs look to win their first domestic championship since 1961.
Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham manager (on whether exiting Europe could be a boost for their Premier League title hopes)
“Well I think now we have eight games to play in the Premier League and we need to try to win every game. We need to start on Sunday and we are in a position that we can fight for everything and we need to try. Now we can focus on the Premier League and try to win every game. This is our intention.”
(on being relieved that all other players came through the game as can’t afford injuries at this stage in the season)
“Yes it is important. It is important because we are in a period after eight months where we can start to compete for stuff (trophies) this season. We need to look after the players. it is true that I am happy that they all finished the game in good condition and now it is important to be ready for (Bournemouth) on Sunday. We have another tough game on Sunday. The Premier League is tough. (The games) push you to give your best and for that we need to arrive fresh to try and compete and take the three points.”
Bournemouth subs: Federici, Distin, Elphick, Gosling, O’Kane, Pugh, Grabban.
Bournemouth (4-4-2): Boruc; Smith, Cook, Francis, Daniels; Ritchie, Arter, Surman, Gradel; King, Afobe.
Tottenham subs: Vorm, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Carroll, Chadli, Mason, Son.
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.