Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Tottenham's players will now be undergoing double training sessions.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the Daily Mail that he will have his players doing double sessions following their elimination from the Europa League.
Harry Kane's brace and a Christian Eriksen tap-in handed Spurs a superb win, and many of Pochettino's players are now heading off to play for their countries during the international break.
When they get back, they may find that training is even more gruelling than usual. Tottenham are known as one of the fittest teams in the Premier League, and their pressing game hasn't wavered even this far into the season, with Spurs players still running staggering distances.
Sky Sports reported just a month ago that only Bournemouth have covered more ground than Tottenham, and Pochettino will be looking to get his side in top shape for the crucial title run-in.
Pochettino, speaking after the 3-0 win over Bournemouth, told the Daily Mail that his new training plan will consist of double sessions once or twice a week, given that his midweeks are now free after the Europa League exit at the hands of Borussia Dortmund last week.
"We have a plan next week to do some double sessions," said Pochettino. "We have almost all our squad out [on international duty] but we have a lot of young players who need to develop their game and improve. When we have all the squad back, the clear week should allow us to do double sessions once or twice a week," he added.
Whether it will be enough to overhaul Leicester at the top of the table remains to be seen, but Pochettino's focus on fitness has served Tottenham well so far, and with only the Premier League to focus on now, this could be a smart move from the Spurs boss.
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