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Tottenham boss Pochettino (again) defends post-season tour

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has again defended their post-season tour plans.

In the past, the Argentine has spoken out against the idea of summer tours in long haul destinations.

But Pochettino, who are also travelling to Malaysia and Australia for a post-season tour, said: "It's only one game. We go there and back.

"It's nine hours. It's very important for us because it's a very important game because it's against the All-Star with the biggest stars, it's only one game, it's after three weeks training here.

"I think it's a good possibility to go on Monday and come back after the game on Wednesday.

"We only spend three days. It's not a pre-season tour where you spend maybe 14-15 days away.

"On a pre-season, you need good pitches for training. You have a problem with traffic like happened on the last pre-season tour. It's not proper to prepare.

"It's a good possibility because it's a prestigious match. Maybe we'll play against Kaka or David Villa - a very good test for us."

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