"But sometimes you want your players to be intelligent, they have played a little bit with the rules, they make more of it on the penalty case".
Before that, Spurs face fierce rivals Arsenal tomorrow lunchtime then travel to Italy to play Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO fears for the safety of his Tottenham stars after claiming the pitch at Rochdale's Spotland stadium is unfit to host their FA Cup tie. "At Wembley you play special games where you are under pressure to perform and we responded well to it every time".
Petr Cech's involvement in the north London derby is still in doubt, Wenger confirmed.
But the Football League rejected the proposal and the match was postponed.
Tottenham's fourth-round replay against Newport brought Lamela's fourth start of the season in all competitions, with two coming in the Premier League.
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Pochettino confirmed that he was anxious about the pitch, which he said "was not in a condition to play football".
The Argentinian feels there would be the risk of injury to players from both sides if the game were to go ahead with the pitch in its current condition and he intends to speak to his chairman, Daniel Levy, to see whether there is anything that can be done.
"I think you are going to struggle no? But not only us, them too", Pochettino warned.
Rochdale CEO Russ Green wasn't impressed with complaints from the last round, saying, "We didn't endanger anybody's careers and I don't care if it's a Tottenham player or a Millwall player - they are still professional footballers". "It's about providing a safe place to play for the players".
The routine dismissal of fourth-tier Newport County - a 2-0 victory - has set up a visit to Rochdale on Feb 18 and, if his players can negotiate the treacherous surface at Spotland, they could find themselves in the quarter-finals. I don't know what happened with this pitch but it is true that the pictures [I have seen] - I think it's not a pitch in a condition to play football. If it is like what I saw in the pictures I don't think you can play football.
Pochettino urged the FA again to have another look at pitch or find another venue. No, I think Rochdale can not play football there, too. "We are going to increase our level and in that very busy period we need all focus on trying to give their best", he added.