Pochettino warns Spurs to fear Burnley threat

Publisert kl31 mars 2017 11:29 by Editorial

THE BOSS: Mauricio Pochettino. | Reuters

Pochettino’s side have won their last four matches and still have an outside chance of winning the Premier League as they try to close the 10-point gap on leaders Chelsea.

Although Tottenham are riding high in second place, 27 points ahead of mid-table Burnley, Pochettino is expecting a physical battle against opponents who have lost just three home league matches all season.

«Burnley will be tough. They are doing very well at home,» Pochettino said.

«We know very well we need to fight from the first moment. They are very physically, very aggressive. We have to give our best and be ready to fight.»

Harry Kane has made a quicker than expected return to training from an ankle injury but the Tottenham striker will not be ready for this weekend, with Pochettino keen not to put a timescale on his return.

The prognosis on Kane’s team-mate Danny Rose is less certain.

«Danny Rose will be seeing a specialist this afternoon and then we will see,» said Pochettino. «He’s a bit behind Harry Kane but we are positive too.

«Harry is doing well. He returned a few days ago to work on the pitch. We are very positive but we will see when he is available.

«Of course he will be available before the end of the season.»

Tottenham will also assess Vincent Janssen (chest infection), while Erik Lamela has been ruled out for the season with a hip problem.

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