Tottenham vs. Burnley: Pochettino's pre-match point of view

Posted August 26, 2017

While Spurs suffered a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last weekend, there should be nothing but optimism at the club ahead of what they hope will be another eye-catching campaign in the nation's capital.

Left-back Danny Rose remains absent due to a knee problem but will continue with rehabilitation and "remains on course for a return to training in a few weeks", according to the club's website.

Sanchez, 21, completed his move to North London from Ajax on Wednesday - with Spurs having agreed terms with the Eredivisie side earlier in the month.

Mauricio Pochettino discusses his club's recent signings while previewing what's in store when Spurs host Burnley on Sunday at Wembley.

Tottenham remain hopeful that club-record signing Davinson Sanchez will receive a work permit in time to feature.

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"He's so young. He's one of the most important young and talented players in Europe". I think we have very good keepers in the academy, like Alfie [Whiteman] and Brandon [Austin], but they are still so young.

"They like to always push you to be your best and compete at the maximum level", Gazzaniga said.

"It's true that in the last week he wasn't involved in the training sessions in Ajax".

Pochettino will be hoping to have new club-record signing Davinson Sanchez involved but admits it all depends on how quickly a work permit can be issued for the Colombia worldwide.

"Yesterday. We were playing a box and he was inside and the ball was in the air and me, bam, and he fall, and me with the ball!"

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We are into the final days of the transfer window and the British source have mentioned that if Rose is sold before the deadline ends then he would cost around as much as Kyle Walker i.e. 54 million pounds ($69million).

"He is so aggressive, so fast". "Today, I was talking for one hour with Toby".

'He speaks very well English, and from day one when he arrived I think he is like all the players here.

"We have unbelievable groundsmen and the Wembley groundsmen, they're working very close with each other, to be sure we will find Sunday in the condition we need to play".

"You see that in the end we can win those hard games".

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I've watched Eric Dier for Spurs over the last few weeks do nearly nothing of any effect as a holding midfielder and I find it baffling that Mauricio Pochettino doesn't see that too.