Mauricio Pochettino explains importance of international break, shares plan after players return

Tottenham Hotspur are going strong in the Premier League at the moment.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has told BBC Sport (18:23) that he is not worried about the international break.

The North London outfit are in great form at the moment and could end up winning the Premier League title this season.

Spurs got the better of Bournemouth 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon to keep up the pressure on leaders Leicester City.

Many Tottenham fans will be disappointed that the two-week international break comes at a time when things are going so well, but Pochettino is not too fussed.

"The international break has not come at a bad time,” the Argentina boss told BBC Sport (18:23). “It gives us time to relax and analyse.

“Ninety percent of the squad is with the national team. We have seven games ahead and when the players come back from the national teams, we hope it is with a good spirit."

"We have hit a different period, from the beginning of the season,” added Pochettino on BBC Sport (18:39). “After the international break we will have one game every week and we will have time to prepare training and improve to do a lot of things which were impossible to do before.”

Tottenham will have only the Premier League to focus on after the international break, and that is certainly going to help him.

The North London outfit have a better squad than Leicester - on paper at least - and fans should be optimistic of catching the Foxes and eventually overtaking them.

Spurs will take on Liverpool away from home at Anfield in the Premier League at the start of next month.

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