Tottenham morning news: Pochettino reveals Spurs worry; no regrets over defender sale

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Mauricio Pochettino has taken the blame off Tottenham Hotspur's players and says that he is the one who needs to improve. 

Spurs have struggled over the campaign so far and currently sit in 12th position in the Premier League table, but Pochettino is keen to protect his squad. 

Indeed, the Argentine boss says that he needs to raise his game before any of his players are able to start performing better.

"I complain with me because I need to give them more tools to play better," the Guardian quotes him as saying. "This is my worry."

Pochettino has also said that he had no regrets over allowing Michael Dawson to join Hull City in the summer.

The experienced centre-back was deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane, but Spurs' defensive struggles this season have made many question the decision. 

However, the former Southampton boss is convinced that he made the right choice this summer - as Dawson, himself, was keen to move on.

"It was not only my decision - we had a chat with Michael about the situation and we agreed the best thing for him was to join Hull," Pochettino is quoted as saying by Sports Mole

"We were transparent with him all the way and we had a very good relationship - we always talked face-to-face, but I don't [regret letting him go] because it wasn't only down to me."

Tottenham's task of beating Hull City this weekend has been made harder, as three of the Tigers' key players have won their battles to be fit. 

Michael Dawson, Allan McGregor and Nikica Jelavic were all rated as doubts for the clash, but Steve Bruce revealed they will be available for Sunday's match.

"Dawson, Jelavic and McGregor have trained all week, so unless something untoward happens I expect them to be in contention to start," Bruce said

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