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Tottenham boss Pochettino: I can't cry about our absences

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to shake up his squad to get the campaign back on track.

Pochettino lifted the lid on his frustrations when asked how much he had missed Eric Dier following his return from emergency appendix surgery.

He said: “The problem in competitions at the highest level is that you don't have time to miss a player as you need to compete. How can you sit in your chair and cry because you don't have one or two players?

“We miss them all because we miss the person and the professional.

“But these competitions do not allow you to cry when you lose a player because of injury or different situations.

“You need to move on quickly. It is a little bit cruel but you cannot think about it.

“You have to move on and move on and find a solution and find a solution and win the next game and the next game.

“If you ask me as a guy, a person, not a coach or being sat in this position, you miss the person when he isn't close to you, like all the players.

“They provide you with different relationships, which is important.

“But the problem is to split the professional and the personal side. You cannot be affected by both.

“It is so important that your mind is cold making decisions in the professional side and warmth in the personal relationship, thinking more with your heart."

Poch added: “I didn't see him in the last week because I wasn't here. But he is strong, he is very mature, he's a man.

“Of course, he is suffering now a little bit but he is going to come strong again. It's not a problem."

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