Tottenham Boss Mauricio Pochettino: Fixture Pile-Up Is Positive Sign of Success

Pochettino will be desperate to add a major trophy to his CV.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has stated that he prefers a fixture congestion as it is confirmation that his team is fighting on many fronts.

The Argentine faces the task of managing his squad for six games in 17 days, competing in the Premier League, the Capital One Cup final and the Europa League.

His teams’ record following Europa League fixtures has been dire this season and it is something Spurs have struggled with in the past too.

For Pochettino, games every three days is what the business end of the season is about and he is relishing it.

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“This is our 42nd official game tomorrow in seven months,”  he said ahead of the clash against Fiorentina at White Hart Lane on Thursday (via Sky Sports).

“It’s important to manage the squad and always analyse after the games each case and each player. And after to be clever and select the best player to play in each game.

“For me, I prefer to play every three days because it’s a good sign we are in all competitions. We have a strong squad for playing in the Europa League, Premier League and the final of Capital One Cup against Chelsea. I am happy.”

Champions League qualification remains a priority for the hierarchy at Spurs, especially with the additional funds needed for the new stadium.

The club now have two avenues to reach their goal with the Europa League winners handed a place in next season’s Champions League group stage.

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