Speaking ahead of Spurs' London derby clash with West Ham United on Saturday, Pochettino made it clear that whilst he remains a keen admirer of the Belgian's talent, his injury troubles mean that it is hard for the midfielder to play week in, week out. If we analyse the game we were better.
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that midfielder Mousa Dembele needs to be managed carefully, having left the Belgium global out of the starting XI for his side's previous two Premier League fixtures. "That relationship is important to help him and if he feels well he helps the team".
After a gritty, scary win over West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday, all eyes now return to the Champions League, where Tottenham will travel to Cyprus for Tuesday night's match against APOEL Nicosia.
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"They are human, they are not machines", he said.
Kane said he felt Spurs had "played very well" to beat London rivals West Ham, despite being forced to hang on to their advantage as the home side pulled two goals back either side of Serge Aurier's sending off.
"You need time to create a good dynamic, not only tactics but outside too", Pochettino said. "It's because they are human, the players are human".
There are seven Bundesliga players, six from Ligue 1 - including Paris St-Germain's recent signing Neymar - three from Serie A, with Besiktas centre-back Pepe, who joined from Real Madrid in the summer, and retired Bayern Munich defender Philipp Lahm completing the list. Despite failing to add to the title winner's medal I got at Blackburn, I would still not change a thing.
"If he in time shows he is great or one of the best in the world in one position, OK that is fantastic for him". He deserved all the praise and our decision paid off to be courageous and give him the possibility to play in a club like Tottenham when you fight for big things.