Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said squad rotation will be important this season.
Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he hasn’t been playing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane more frequently.
Kane continued his fine run of form with a goal in the League Cup win against Brighton last night and is in line for a start in the Premier League this weekend.
While Pochettino is under pressure to start Kane more frequently, he’s revealed that rotation is important as he juggles the squad across multiple competitions throughout the season.
“He shares with another striker like Adebayor or Soldado the minutes in the official games. We need to understand that we are in different competitions. You demand me to play Harry Kane in every game -- he played today. Soldado and Harry Kane are different players. We are in a lot of competitions,” said the Argentine.
Kane deserves massive credit for putting pressure on Pochettino with fine performances, effectively making himself the in form, top choice striker at the club.
Both Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have greater experience but Kane is doing his job every time he’s given a chance, which is all he can do as he looks for a start in the Premier League.
There was a hint from Pochettino that he could start this weekend when the boss took him off before full-time, which could have been a sign that he wanted to rest Kane before the match against Aston Villa.
If he gets a start this weekend, he simply has to try and repeat the positive practices which he’s been showing in games across the League Cup and Europa League.
He may also give Spurs an edge with Villa potentially not predicting that he’ll start this weekend, which could put them on the back foot tactically heading into the game.
There’s been talk of Kane leaving the club this week but based on his performance last night, and from this season, he could be a key fixture of this Tottenham team for several years.