Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Spurs Looking Strong for Test in Baku

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Spurs Looking Strong for Test in Baku

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TOTTENHAM head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists he has picked a strong enough squad to secure quali-fication for the Europa League knockout stages tonight.

Spurs have made the 5,000-mile round trip to Baku to take on Azerbaijani side Qarabag knowing victory will see them through to the last-32 with a match to spare.

However, Pochettino has left three key players behind in London - Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele - with one eye on Sunday's Premier League game against Chelsea.

"For us, it is a very important game," Pochettino said of the Group J clash. "Some players who can play have again stayed in London but all the important players available, who we believe can win the game tomorrow, are here - but it is not our right to win."

Pochettino has brought in-form striker Harry Kane to Baku, although the England international may start on the bench having played almost every minute of every game for club and country recently.

He added: "We will see tomorrow if Kane plays. …

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