Tottenham pre-game round-up, Pochettino could lobby over fixtures, Kane targeting strong finish

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur in the media ahead of their Premier League clash with Swansea City this Wednesday evening.

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino could lobby for fixture changes should the side qualify for next season's Europa League, according to the London Evening Standard.

Pochettino has previously been on the record saying that sides who play in the Europa League on the Thursday evening should have their league games on the Monday, rather than the current situation on the Sunday.

It isn't the Europa League that Spurs are aiming for, though, it's the Champions League. Spurs have 12 games to go and return to Premier League action against Swansea City at White Hart Lane tonight.

Forward Harry Kane has said the side will give everything they can between now and the end of the season. They currently sit six points behind Manchester United, who are in fourth place, but have played a game less.

Kane told the Tottenham website: “There is still a long way to go in the season and we have to dust ourselves down as quickly as possible and move on.

“We have to do as well as we can and we’ll give everything for the rest of the season."

Kane's goals are likely to have a big say as to whether Spurs can break into the top four this season or not having found the net 24 times in all competitions. 

Pochettino, however, is said to be concerned about the prospect of the 21-year-old going to represent England at the European under-21 Championships in the summer.

It was reported yesterday that Kane wanted to go, but Pochettino seems to have called for some caution, quoted in the Standard saying: "For us he is a very important player and we think he will be an important player for England. For that it's important to take a decision all together to provide the best position for Harry."

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