Spurs boss Pochettino: "We will get the job done"

By Ciaran McGrath in Football

TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has signalled his intention to get back to winning ways when his team takes on Belgian side Gent in the Europa Cup tonight - and stressed that whatever team he opts for will be good enough to do the job.

The Argentine told a pre-match press conference: "We always try to put out the best starting 11 for every competition and always try to provide good energy to the team.

"For me, when you play for Tottenham, every time we play, it’s a strong team. Sometimes we need to provide fresh energy to the team and if we win, okay, if we lose, that’s my responsibility.

"Tottenham is always about the team, the squad, every single player we sign and plays for Tottenham is available for every game in every competition."

Spurs will be keen to put Saturday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield behind them, and Pochettino added: "We all feel all disappointed and we’ve suffered a lot. Sometimes when your performance is no good you feel that game touched your pride.

"We’ve talked a lot to understand why, to learn about what happened from the beginning of game - it’s difficult to come back when after 15, 16 minutes you are 2-0 down and maybe even 3-0 down, maybe in five minutes we could have conceded three goals when in 24 games we’d conceded 16.

"Many things happened that are difficult to understand and together we try to discover why and try to learn.”

The Lilywhites will once again be without injured trio Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, and Jan Vertonghen - although Pochettino revealed that the latter was in with a chance of facing Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday after making rapid improvement from his ankle injury.

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