Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stressed that he won’t change the selection policy at the club in order to enhance the World Cup hopes of a single player. Earlier this month, Roberto Martinez warned that Toby Alderweireld may miss out on a World Cup starting berth without regular gametime, but Pochettino believes he cannot agree to the demands of every national team manager.

Speaking in his press conference, Pochettino said: “I have an amazing relationship with Roberto. I understand his comment, like all the managers. If I am the Belgium manager, England manager or Argentina manager, I want all my players to play.But my focus is to manage Tottenham and win games with Tottenham. I cannot be kind with every single manager. The interest for me is Tottenham, it’s about Tottenham to win. I understand the (Belgium) manager but what can I do?”

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