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Pochettino warns Spurs players: Don't slacken against Rochdale

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino expects total commitment from his players for their FA Cup tie at Rochdale.

The Argentine has admitted it will be a challenge for his stars to maintain their recent impressive form for the trip to Rochdale.

"It is a massive challenge for us to keep the same levels," Pochettino said. "But I will be a little bit upset if we are not able to keep the same level of motivation.

"The game against Newport is a good example. If you don't learn after Newport it is because you are not clever enough to understand.

"If you want to win the title and be one of the best teams in Europe, the game against Rochdale is as important as the games against Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus."

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