Tony Cascarino urges Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to take page from Antonio Conte's book

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected at full time

Tottenham go into their Premier League clash with Chelsea this weekend having just been knocked out of the Champions League.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino looks dejected at full timeTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has told Jim White on talkSPORT - broadcast on November 23rd 2016 - that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino could learn from Antonio Conte following the club's Champions League exit. 

Spurs' 2-1 defeat to Monaco in their penultimate game of the group-stage means that they can no longer reach the knockout stages of the competition, and need to avoid defeat in their final fixture to qualify for the Europa League.

Though Tottenham won their last domestic game and remain unbeaten in the Premier League, many Spurs fans will suggest that that result had been on the cards, after they failed to win any of their previous seven fixtures before the sensational turnaround against West Ham.

And Cascarino has suggested that Pochettino should no longer bury his head in the sand, and should face up to the team's problems in the same way that the Blues boss did back in September.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during the press conferenceChelsea manager Antonio Conte

"They got beat 3-0 at Arsenal. That was their worst performance for a long time," he told talkSPORT.

"What happened? The coach reacted, changed it, saw what was wrong and from there, they look a completely different team.

"That's what Pochettino has to do now. He has to find an answer."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino at half time

As Cascarino suggests, since Chelsea switched to a 3-4-3 system, they have been sensational. They have won their last six league games and now sit at the table's summit heading into Saturday's clash between the two teams.

And while Tottenham are still unbeaten domestically, Cascarino perhaps fears that if Pochettino does not learn the lessons from the recent run, they could soon find themselves right on the periphery of the title race. 

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