Tottenham Hotspur media round-up: Pochettino explains why his side deserved more

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been quoted by Goal suggesting his side deserved more from their draw against Fiorentina.

Spurs secured a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their game against the Italian side, with Roberto Soldado starting and scoring the team’s only goal of the game.

“I think we deserved more. We created more chances in the first half and dominated the opening 45 minutes,” said the boss.

Tottenham now have a very short recovery period before they take on West Ham in the Premier League this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he left Harry Kane on the bench against Fiorentina, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The boss opted for Roberto Soldado from the start against Kane, the club’s in form striker with 23 goals across all competitions.

“We have other games – ahead we have games in the next 17 days – it’s difficult, we need to rotate and give the possibility to play for all,” said the boss.

Some fans may argue that Kane could be rested next week if Tottenham had managed to stretch out a lead at White Hart Lane.

ESPN has reported that former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp nearly signed Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois during his time at the club.

The Belgian duo are currently playing with Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea, considered two of the best in their positions in the Premier League.

“I was with Hazard in Paris, four hours I spent with him. He wanted to come to Tottenham - The goalkeeper, Courtois, we had him for next to nothing when he was 17 - He should have been at Tottenham,” said Redknapp.

Whether Spurs will ever get the chance to sign either in the future is doubtful considering how difficult and expensive the deals would be.

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