Tottenham boss tells players to focus on Aston Villa

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has told his players that they must put their defeat to Dortmund behind them, and focus on their match against bottom of the League club Aston Villa.

Pochettino said “we have to go into the game with a fresh mental outlook with Villa in the midst of a relegation dogfight and becoming increasingly desperate for points.”

“It’s a very big game, it’s always difficult to play against a team like this at the bottom,” he said.

“They need to survive, they are in a very difficult position, but we need to show respect and we need to go Sunday and play with full respect to show that we deserve to stay where we are on the table.”

“It’s mental, and we need to make sure the players are ready to compete.”

“It’s always difficult. We need to keep our mentality and motivation up and our motivation is to stay high on the table.”

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