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Tottenham boss Pochettino on rotation criticism: We still want to win FA Cup

Mauricio Pochettino believes that his rotation of players has nothing to do with his feelings about the competition.

Pochettino does not believe that he has any negative feelings towards the FA Cup, and he views it as an important competition that he wants his team to try and win.

But Tottenham are like most teams in the Premier League top six, where they have so many competitions that are taking up their interest.

Spurs need to keep up the hunt for a top four finish, while they also have the Champions League coming up. Resting players in the FA Cup is something they must try to do in some games.

"We are a team that respects everyone," Pochettino said. "For us, all the competitions are important. I'm tired of explaining, but football is about 24-25 players, it is about quality of effort, and we are going to rotate because we trust in all the players.

"For me, it is the same whether it is Newport or another Premier League team. We take the competition very seriously, and of course we are going to put our best starting XI to try to win the game. It is not important, the names. We are Tottenham and we must win."

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