Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has told the club’s official website that he’s starting to feel tired at the end of every day because of the club’s intense pre-season training schedule.
Tottenham’s preparations for the new Premier League season are in full swing, with manager Mauricio Pochettino and the club’s first team coaches putting the players through their paces to help them work off any extra summer weight.
Dembele feels the hard work will be worth the effort and he’s confident that when Spurs line up against Manchester United, everyone will be fit and raring to go.
“I feel very tired every day, but it’s good because we’re building a good base for the season,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com.
“We have some big pre-season games coming up and we will see when we start with the first game of the season that everyone is fit.”
“At the moment everybody is very positive about everything, so that’s good for us.”
The hard work will be worth it
The hard work the players are putting in, in terms of the intense training sessions will be worth it, if it means that all of the club’s key individuals are one step ahead of their rivals.
It should all pay-off if Tottenham can ensure that they retain their focus late into the club’s first few games, where there could be a little bit of fatigue setting into the legs of opponents.
Pochettino’s style of play
The fitness aspect of each player is also important for the way Pochettino likes his team to play.
The high press and winning the ball back as quickly as possible are key features of the way the boss likes his team to play and that requires fit players who do a lot of running off the ball for the benefit of the side.