For Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino the shortage of right-backs is not a big concern as his team prepares for a match tomorrow.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are set to play each other tomorrow in the English Premier League.
And the Spurs are without Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth.
But boss Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t think this will be a big problem.
“It’s not a worry, only an issue we need to fix – try to find another solution,” he said to Four Four Two.
“I am very optimistic that we will find the best way to perform. There are no excuses.”
“Always when one option disappears there is another option that appears and we will play with 11 players, from the beginning, eh?” he commented.
“Dele got injured in the Audi Cup and we need to assess him on Saturday.”
“Maybe he will be involved in the squad. It’s not certain. We need to assess,” he added.
“He’s got one training session more. He’s doing well but still, we need to assess him. I cannot say if he’s 50-50, 80-20, 20-80 – I don’t know. We need to see on Saturday and take the decision.”
“Always you need to win,” he said.
“If you came from a not good result as we did, you need to win. If you came from a good result you need to win again.”
Pochettino concluded: “The criticism in football comes when you don’t win. It’s not important what happened in the past, only what happens now, in the present.”
“We know well what this game means. I’m lucky to be involved in this type of game. I love to play this type of game and I am so excited and optimistic that we will perform in our best way.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2019