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“It’s a mistake that we made” – Mauricio Pochettino laments squad selected for Champions League

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Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino shared his frustrations over Tottenham’s player recruitment as the club prepare for a huge clash against Inter Milan in the Champions League.

Champions League rules claim that a club can only feature 17 non-locally trained players in their squads, and Spurs have 20 players, as per the Guardian.

The report adds that Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and rising star Juan Foyth had to be omitted from the Tottenham squad.

Pochettino was upset with some of the decisions made and was quoted (h/t Guardian) saying:

“It’s in the club’s hands – not in my hands only.

“We share the responsibility. If not, it looks like the bad things are the gaffer and the good things we share all together.

“I am so disappointed from the beginning. Not only with Foyth – also Nkoudou and Janssen. That’s so painful. It’s a mistake that we made which, at that level of football, we cannot repeat again. We need to find solutions before the start of the season.”

Juan Foyth celebrates with his Tottenham teammates

The Argentine defender was played in our win over Chelsea, and even though he is not up for selection, we have Jan Vertonghen coming back from injury for the clash against Inter.

The manager added that he wanted to sign English players in the summer window but it was tough to do so, and leaving Foyth out was “painful”.

The Argentine added that he could add Foyth in the knockout rounds to the eligible players list by producing a new list.

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Pochettino also rued that injuries hampered their plans for the defence in the Champions League as Davinson Sanchez and Vertonghen picked up injuries.

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