Pochettino ready to tinker with Spurs squad

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Mauricio Pochettino is ready to tinker with his Spurs squad over the next month to ensure his players remain fresh during a hectic spell.

Spurs face the first of seven games inside 23 days tomorrow when they travel to West Brom looking to maintain the momentum from their victory over Manchester City prior to the international break.

However, while Pochettino is focused on the Baggies, he also has half an eye on what lies ahead for Spurs, who travel to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in midweek.

Pochettino – already without the services of injured striker Harry Kane – is wary of over-burdening his youthful squad and will rotate his side over the coming weeks.

“Tomorrow we know is a very important game and important to try to win the game,” Pochettino said.

“But in the same way we have many, many issues or ideas in our head because it is not only that we have one game ahead against West Bromwich, like it’s the (only) game and we need the three points and it is the end of the season.

“We have seven games in 23 days and after the international duty when the players that play a lot, that come from injury, like Danny Rose, or players like Eric Dier or Erik Lamela that arrived on Wednesday, or [Heung-Min] Son from Asia.

“We need to be clever in how we prepare the game and the decision that we shall take to be ready to compete in Germany, Bournemouth, Liverpool in seven games.”