Tottenham want to delay Man City game, host at Wembley - Mauricio Pochettino

Luke Amos #40 of Tottenham Hotspur jumps over Ricard Puig #8 of FC Barcelona to hits a header during the first half of their International Champions Cup 2018 match at Rose Bowl on July 28

Tottenham want to delay Man City game, host at Wembley - Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane does not need an extended break but has warned there may be nothing the top sides can do to avoid a repeat of injuries suffered by World Cup stars such as Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

"I think Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are different, but Tottenham, City, and Manchester United, the teams that had more players involved in the semi-finals of the World Cup, it's a massive challenge for us, trying to care, to look after them".

Kane helped England to the semi-finals of the tournament in Russian Federation, but the forward appeared to struggle during the latter stages of the competition.

Tottenham Hotspur and Pochettino started off their English Premier League campaign on a winning note as they beat Newcastle 2-1.

Kane has also been kept extra busy in his personal life following the birth of his second child a couple of weeks ago. We are talking about following our style but this style needs to [be learned by] some new faces and new players.

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"Be sure that I am not going to take a risk".

"We all feel disappointed of course with the announcement from the club this week", said Pochettino.

"We are going to see if some players believe that they can achieve their goals in another club". If we are wrong, we are 25-30 people wrong. "In some part of the defensive work, we don't need to be so talented but must be clever, organised and show great decision for working off the ball". "The responsibility is for Jesus [Perez, assistant manager] who coordinates everything to tell me "this player can play and it's not a risk".

'But you know in football, it's always impossible. The most fit players can get injured.

"We will try - we believe it's our best way to be successful and this season, if you believe now a better way for us is to give Spurs the ball and wait for them on the edge of the box and try finish the game 0-0, I am not sure this is best plan for us".

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