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'It's always difficult to play Bournemouth' - Mauricio

Posted on 14 October 2017  - 10:15

Mauricio Pochettino gave us an insight into preparations for Bournemouth after the international break.

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We had 15 players from the senior squad on duty with everyone back together and ready to train on Friday - one day for Mauricio and the coaching staff to get the players ready to face Bournemouth as we return to Premier League action on Saturday (3pm).

"It’s difficult for everyone, not just us," said Mauricio. "All the players arrived yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday) and we have no time."

How did he manage to get everything done? "It’s impossible! We have to assess how much time we can work and there is lots to do. It’s important to prioritise the things that are most important for the team to arrive in the best condition and trust in the players and in the way we are working."

 


Meanwhile, Mauricio has plenty of time for Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth team.

They have had a tough start but impressed last time out against Leicester City - a goalless draw at home and a match they should have won - and Mauricio is a big fan.

"It’s always difficult to play against Bournemouth, a very good team," he added. "I like Eddie Howe and his coaching staff a lot and the philosophy they have is fantastic.

"Bournemouth try to play very good football and it's always tough to face them."