Pochettino insists he will persist with his plan to play both of them.
He said: "We will probably use them to link up and play together but that will depend on the mood and the rivals we are facing.
"We believe in our philosophy, how we want to play. We understand that good players, regardless of who they are, where they're from, can understand each other.
"That's happening already with them and we are really pleased about that."
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