'We need a solution': Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino shares reason behind planned Daniel Levy meeting

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in...

The Tottenham Hotspur manager is set to meet with the club's chairman later today.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media today during his pre-match press conference, ahead of his side's clash with Arsenal on Saturday, and shared the reason behind a meeting that he has planned with Daniel Levy later today, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London.

Tottenham beat Newport County 2-0 in their FA Cup fourth round replay clash last night, and now face a tricky looking trip to Spotland Stadium to take on League One side Rochdale in the fifth round of the competition.

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Pictures have emerged recently of Rochdale's pitch, and it looks to be more or less unplayable - certainly for Spurs, who are used to playing on pristine surfaces week-in, week-out.

Pochettino addressed the state of Rochdale's pitch, when speaking to reporters today, and shared how he will be discussing what to do about the situation with Daniel Levy later on today, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London:

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotpur  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on...

"Yes but I think the opponent too. It’s about providing a safe place to play for the players. I think it’s a big risk to play on a pitch like this, if the picture gave us the accurate state. I don’t know. I’m going to speak with the chairman today in the afternoon and, with the club, try to find a solution or to see what we can do. I cannot say anything because today the chairman is not here. I haven’t been able to speak with him but I am going to see him later in the afternoon."

Tottenham face games against Arsenal and Juventus before their trip to Spotland, so any thoughts on their fifth round FA Cup clash will be put on the back-burner for the time being, and hopefully by the time they head to the north west, Rochdale's pitch would have improved dramatically.

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