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Spurs' Asia tour 'big, big deal' – Pochettino

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his club's post-season tour of Asia is a 'big deal'.

Tension has arisen from Tottenham's decision to organise a five-day trip to Hong Kong after their final match of the season against Hull on Sunday.

The tour will give England internationals, such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli, only a few days off before they face Scotland in an important World Cup Qualifier on June 10, and a friendly against France on June 13.

However, Pochettino believes the trip has implications beyond this season.

"It is a big, big deal," Pochettino said of the trip.

"We have been talking a lot over the last few days to give the best possible rest but also be responsible.

"We don't want it to end up that we give one month and a half holidays and then we start the season and nobody is ready. Then you start to lose games because you were irresponsible but we were so kind to give so much holidays.

Andrew Maclean
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