Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has explained why his focus isn’t on upcoming games against Manchester United and Chelsea.
The Argentine’s team take on Leicester City later today, looking to build some momentum ahead of the matches against one of the rivals for the top four and one of their fiercest local enemies.
However, the boss has explained that it’s dangerous for Tottenham to look to far ahead and to plan for a comfortable win against Leicester today.
“In this type of period you need to believe that the most important game is the next. If you plan for five, after the first game you can be wrong if you think another game ahead, not the first,” he’s quoted by L24.
“It is important to keep the good feeling in the whole squad. This period is a very busy period that we have. And we need every player fit ready to play.”
Tottenham, just like any other club, face a very busy set of fixtures where they are going to be tested in terms of tactics and the strength of their squad over the next seven days.
It’s a period where Spurs can drag themselves up the table and improve their position in relation to the top six and the top four.
Pochettino’s staff are likely to have one eye on the game against the pair of Premier League giants, but Leicester are battling away at the wrong end of the table and showed with their performance against United, they can raise their game against one of the Premier League big boys.
One of Tottenham’s main problems over the first half of the season has been their consistency and they need to secure impressive results against teams at either end of the table.