Pochettino explains why Tottenham players deserve two days off after QPR victory

Mauricio Pochettino has given his players two days off after their 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

After watching his side beat QPR 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that he has given his players two days off.

Spurs were in control for most of the game, with two goals from Harry Kane handing them a comfortable 2-0 lead, and whilst Sandro's goal back for the R's set up a tense finale, Spurs held on for all three points - meaning they now lie just three points of a top four place.

Pochettino's men have been great for most of the season, but recently went on a five-game run without a win in all competitions, as they crashed out of the Europa League before losing the Capital One Cup final to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium last Sunday.

Wednesday night's 3-2 win over Swansea City was just what Tottenham needed, and to make it two wins in a row is a good reaction to the disappointment at Wembley.

After the win at Loftus Road, Pochettino spoke to the media, and confirmed to London 24 that he has now given his players two days off after their impressive performance.

"It is a very, very good response," Pochettino said. "I am very happy for them, very pleased for them. After two defeats in Florence and in the Capital One Cup against Chelsea, the performance was fantastic against Swansea and today. For that, they deserve two days off and to start training again on Tuesday."

Tottenham have had so many games lately, given that they've been pushing for success in the Premier League, Europa League and Capital One Cup.

Now with no midweek game this week, Spurs have some time to recharge their batteries ahead of next weekend's trip to face Manchester United - which appears to be superb management from Pochettino at this crucial stage of the season.

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