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​Tottenham boss Pochettino has doubts over winter break

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has reservations over a winter break in England and would prefer the traditional festive fixtures of Boxing Day and New Year's Day to remain.

"I think that the Premier League is the Premier League. It is different to other leagues. To keep the same dynamic is so important," said Pochettino.

"I don't know how it is going to work this new situation but it is not for next season, it is for after. We need more information about what is going to happen but we will see.

Pochettino added: "I think the winter break in countries like Spain, Italy or France is completely different. It is cultural.

"In England you cannot stop playing on Boxing Day or in the New Year or in the Christmas period. I think this is the most beautiful period in England to play football.

"But in Spain, if you want to play in this period, the fans are not happy. It is cultural. Maybe in February it is going to happen. So okay, we will see if it is going to work but I'm not sure."

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