Nicol explains what Pochettino's biggest problem is

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur's biggest and best players were at Euro 2016 this summer.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Steve Nicol has intimated to ESPN that Tottenham Hotspur could endure a sluggish start to the 2016-17 campaign as a result of their players suffering with Euro 2016 hangovers.

Eleven of Tottenham's first-team squad last season represented their country in this summer's competition which, given that Spurs already endured an arduous campaign last term, could be a problem going into the new season.

Spurs supporters could, and probably should, be worried about it, given the fact that the Lilywhites are also a Champions League team these days and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be reluctant to rest players in the group stage of the competition.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham, who finished third in the Premier League last term, also have a tricky start to the new campaign, with a trip to Everton and a visit of Liverpool representing two of their first three matches in the 2016-17 season.

There is only some three weeks left until the Premier League season kicks off and so many of Pochettino's side have not even reported for pre-season training yet, and Liverpool legend Nicol says it's a big problem for the Argentine manager.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane

He told ESPN: "I think the biggest problem Pochettino's going to have is how this squad, when it comes back together, are going to be reinvigorated for the season - the Champions League and Premier League - or are they all going to be carrying hangovers from Euro 2016."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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