Harry Kane is a doubt for Tottenham Hotspur’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Rochdale on Sunday but Lucas Moura is expected to make his full debut.
“He twisted his ankle, he received some knocks,” Pochettino said of Kane. “We need to assess [on Saturday] if he’s fit. Maybe he has the possibility to start.
“If he’s not 100 percent and there’s not the possibility to play 90 minutes, then maybe he’ll be on the bench. Or if we see that he’s not capable of half an hour or 20 minutes, then he’ll stay here.”
On Moura, a £24.5 million January signing from Paris Saint-Germain, Pochettino added: “We’re thinking of giving him the possibility to start. It’s in our head.
“He’s working very hard, we’re pushing him. We need to assess him and see how we can do. But we are so happy with him and the way that he is working.”
Pochettino said: “Of course it’s one of the possibilities to start with Fernando and if he’s going to play, it’s another possibility to show his quality and of course have more luck than in his last game.”
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