Tottenham latest, Pochettino selection warning ahead of Forest meeting

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening ahead of their League Cup tie against Nottingham Forest

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has suggested there are places up for grabs for Saturday's North London derby with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, especially following a poor performance and result against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday.

Spurs are in action against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup at White Hart Lane this evening and certain players will have a chance to impress. 

He's quoted by the London Evening Standard, saying: “We have 25 or 26 players and they are all in the squad. If I decide you play then you play but the name is nothing for me when I pick my team.

“Every day, they fight for their places. And when I pick the best players for each game, I always analyse the last performance. I have no problem to change. I have no problem to pick different players in different competitions or if it’s not a good moment — if you need to change, you change."

Tonight, Pochettino is expecting a tough game against the Championship's table toppers in Nottingham Forest - who are currently managed by Stuart Pearce.

The Argentine told the Tottenham website: “Forest are unbeaten this season, they are the top of the Championship and a very good team playing with confidence. We expect a tough game.

“They are an aggressive team, a strong team, they press high and try to play.”

Winger Andros Townsend has said the side must be wary of the threat Forest possess going into tonight's game as he comes up against the manager who gave him his international debut at under-21 level.

He told Spurs TV: "They’re going to try and get at us from the first minute and it’s going to be difficult, but we’re playing at home in front of our own fans so it’s definitely a winnable game for us.

“You’ve always got to be more wary of teams when you play in the cup competitions because they’re going to be up for it that little bit extra and they’re going to be running around that little bit more, so we’ve got to be on our game if we want to go through.”

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