Mauricio Pochettino drops Tottenham Hotspur team selection hint ahead of match against Gent this evening

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are set to take on Gent in the Europa League later this evening.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has told the Guardian that he will make some changes to his Tottenham Hotspur side which faces Gent in the Europa League later this evening.

Spurs are set to take on the Belgian side, and there are question marks over how seriously the Lilywhites will take the competition.

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Pochettino made no secret of his disappointment at dropping out of the Champions League, when his side crashed out in the group stages.

However, the Europa League does present Spurs with a route back into Europe’s top competition.

And with the Premier League table so tight, Tottenham may need to ensure that they try to win the Europa League this term.

Pochettino has certainly hinted that he would like to lift the trophy, but he could make some alterations this evening.

“After what happened against Liverpool all the players want the chance to play again and try to change the feeling,” Pochettino said. “We dropped our performance, our energy, our desire maybe … we showed that lack of competitiveness as a team and that surprised us. So maybe we will make some changes but not too many.

“I’m happy to be involved in different competitions, the Europa League and the FA Cup. It’s true, it’s not easy, and we need to be fresh in our minds, to take better decisions for the team. You need all the squad involved and feeling important, but I like to compete. I prefer to be busy and try and win some titles.”

Both Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks are expected to come into Tottenham’s starting line-up later this evening.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

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