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Pochettino offers opinion on Palace and Hodgson

13 September 2019

Speaking to Tottenham Hotspur's official channel Spurs TV, Mauricio Pochettino previewed Palace's clash with the Lilywhites tomorrow (Saturday 14th), offering his opinion on both the Eagles and Roy Hodgson.

Pochettino expressed his view that the clash will not be an easy one and stressed that Spurs must aim to handle it in a different manner to how they faced Newcastle United at the end of August, a match they lost 1-0.

"I think it’s going to be a tough game," he said. "They [Palace] showed that they are a strong team. It’s a team that it’s difficult to create chances [against]. It’s a team that beat Manchester United away from home. We know very well that it’s going to be a tough game.

"Every game is different, every single time is different and the reality is going to be difficult than Newcastle. I hope we change the result and we play better than Newcastle. We know very well that we need to improve in our performance. I think from now, we need to start winning games and to be in a good position in the table."

Pochettino then turned his attention to Palace manager Hodgson, who has previously been keen to praise his Argentinian opposite number.

Pochettino said: "I talk about my respect to him, I admire him and of course he’s a great manager. He’s doing fantastically with Palace. Of course, that makes the game more difficult."

You can watch what Hodgson had to say in his pre-match press conference by heading to Palace TV now. Either click here or 'Palace TV' in the official Palace app!

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