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Mauricio Pochettino insists Spurs squad can cope with schedule

Image: Mauricio Pochettino insists Spurs' squad will cope with three games in seven days

Mauricio Pochettino is confident Tottenham have a big enough squad to cope with playing two games per week.

The north London club opened their Europa League campaign in midweek with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Qarabag from Azerbaijan and now embark on a spell of three matches in seven days that includes a Capital One Cup tie against local rivals Arsenal.

That run starts with the visit of Crystal Palace to White Hart Lane on Super Sunday, but Pochettino says his squad is ready for what lies ahead.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur
Image: Heung-Min Son scored twice for Spurs in their 3-1 win over Qarabag

"We have a lot of games ahead and we need to be careful with the players," he said.

"We need to give the players time to recover and manage them in a very good way because we have some problems with some players. But we have a big squad, it is not a problem."

Pochettino accepts Spurs will face a much-improved Palace side this weekend.

"Palace have improved in different positions and showed it in the last nine or 10 games - they have won eight.

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"They are a very strong team and have improved a lot from last season. They showed signs of what they are capable of when Alan Pardew took over.

"This season they've really kicked on - it will be a tough test. They've got a bit of everything now because they are organised, they defend well but then they also have good attacking players with flair and creativity.

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"It's a cliche but there are no easy games in the Premier League. Last season, people were talking about Palace possibly going down but they are now right at the top end of the table.

"Look at the likes of Swansea, Everton, Southampton and now Leicester. There are so many good teams that you can't afford to be off the pace in any game. You have to be ready every weekend."

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