Pochettino Warns Leicester About “Important” Vardy, Dismisses Emenalo Criticism

Pochettino Warns Leicester About “Important” Vardy, Dismisses Emenalo Criticism

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has a fully fit squad ahead of his team's game on Monday night against West Bromwich Albion apart from midfielder Nabil Bentaleb who is still recovering from a knee surgery.

The Spurs boss was then asked at his Friday's press conference if the absence of Jamie Vardy will have any impact in leaders Leicester's game against Swansea on Sunday.

The striker was suspended after a second yellow card for simulation in the Foxes' game against West Ham United last weekend.

"I think it is a big impact for Leicester because Vardy is one of the best players in the Premier League," Pochettino said.


The manager will not however comment much on Chelsea's technical director Mike Emenalo's assessment of Pochettino's record of youth development.

The former Super Eagles defender took a swipe at the north London club for their youth development, in reaction to views about how Chelsea raise the next generation of stars.

"I will not speak about what is obvious at both Southampton and Tottenham," Pochettino said dismissively. 

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