Tottenham can build momentum against APOEL - Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham can build momentum against APOEL - Mauricio Pochettino

With Tottenham having taken only two points from their last four Premier League matches, Pochettino's men have fallen a massive 18 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City, but the Argentine said he is not concerned about Tottenham's below-par results of late.

The Spaniard is yet to score a goal or provide an assist in a Spurs shirt, but Pochettino has backed him to get back to his best form and could give him another chance against APOEL in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

However, Alli, who missed the first three group games through suspension, will play as the attacking midfielder bids to recover form and confidence following recent struggles.

But Pochettino, who has no issues with the way his side are now performing, insists Wednesday's match is an opportunity to regain their form ahead of games against Stoke, Brighton and Man City.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Georges-Kevin N'Koudou has some growing up to do.

Pochettino has been indirectly quoted by reporter Alasdair Gold on his personal Twitter account as confirming that the former France youth global will get a chance to "prove himself" against the Cypriot side this week, but Pochettino has issued a brutal reminder that the player still needs to "grow up".

"No, I'm not anxious because the performances were good", Pochettino said.

"Always in football you never know when is the right opportunity to rotate or give opportunities for players to play because when you win you can stop the momentum if you rest players and when you don't win, like on Saturday [against Watford], maybe you should give the possibility to the same players to play and build the momentum". That is why they deserve it, they have the quality as well in the position that we are looking to try to help the team tomorrow. "So we need to use these experiences to improve, to learn, to get more experience".