Report explains Pochettino's selection policy as Tottenham chase title, Kane plans addressed

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Mauricio Pochettino reportedly has no plans to change his selection policy in the Europa League and FA Cup.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will continue to play his big-name players in the Europa League and FA Cup, despite the club's push for the Premier League title.

Spurs beat Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, keeping them in second place but closing the gap on league leaders Leicester City to just two points.

It's an unexpected challenge for the title from Tottenham, but given the outstanding performances from players like Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, it's a position they certainly deserve.

The problem facing Spurs is that they are competing in three competitions. Before Leicester even kick another ball, Tottenham will have played another three games, given their commitments in the Europa League and FA Cup.

Many have urged Pochettino to prioritise the Premier League title over the other two competitions, and start giving key players some well-earned rest, considering that Spurs play such a high-tempo, relentless pressing game.

However, The Telegraph report that Pochettino has no plans to start prioritising one competition over another, and won't make wholesale changes to his team in different competitions in order to win the Premier League title.

Instead, it's suggested that Pochettino will continue to make 'subtle changes' to his side to freshen things up, with full back the only area that will see constant rotation, as Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker battle at right back, whilst Danny Rose and Ben Davies compete on the left, with Pochettino believing that full backs require more rest than other positions.

It's also stated that star striker Kane may spend the next couple of games on the bench to give him an extended rest - a very smart move considering the lack of top quality depth behind him, and Spurs believe that their supposed 'over-reliance' on the England international is no different to Arsenal's dependency on Olivier Giroud.

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