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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has laughed off questions about Fernando Llorente's poor goalscoring form and insists he is not anxious about his misfiring forward.

Pochettino met with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy yesterday after seeing pictures of the heavily-sanded playing surface at the League One club's Spotland stadium.

Following a hard start at their temporary residence, Mauricio Pochettino says Wembley finally feels like home for Tottenham as they prepare to host Arsenal on Saturday. "Them, too", Pochettino warned.

The teams are due to contest an FA Cup fifth-round tie on February 18 but Pochettino thinks it would be a "massive risk" to let the game go ahead if conditions do not improve.

"I think you are going to struggle, no?"

"I'm thinking of the opponent, too". I don't know why it happened to the pitch, but it's true that through pictures I think it's not a pitch in a condition to play football.

"I think it's a big risk to play in a pitch like this - if the pictures I have seen give an accurate impression of the state of it. I think his mentality is fantastic", the Spurs manager added.

Nevertheless, nothing can be taken away from the League Two side who showed commitment and resilience throughout the match and can feel proud of their efforts over both ties. But not because we are Tottenham.

"I think seven months after playing at Wembley we are starting to feel very good there", Pochettino told reporters on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has credited assistant Jesus Perez for helping the club perform strongly during the midway stage of the season.

Wembley has not always been a happy hunting ground for Tottenham.

He has started to ramp up his game time and turned on the style at Wembley in the FA Cup as his side registered a 2-0 win to go through to the next round of the competition.

And they are at home in the league this weekend against Fleetwood.

"It's about providing a safe place to play for the players", Pochettino said.

And that means his stars are likely to be recalled for the trip to Spotland with a quarter-final prize up for grabs.



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