MAURICIO Pochettino says he’s expecting a “difficult” game against Newcastle United on Sunday.
Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur side beat Asteras Tripolis 5-1 at White Hart Lane last night in the Europa League.
Newcastle owner Ashley was among the spectators according to the Press Association, and the billionaire saw Erik Lamela score a stunning rabona goal.
Pochettino must now quickly prepare his team for the visit of United, who lie 18th in the Premier League.
“We know that Newcastle is a very good team – they have very good players,” Pochettino said.
“It is true at the beginning of the season they had problems, but always a team when new players arrive maybe have problems at the beginning of the season.
“But Newcastle is a very tough team, and we expect a very difficult game against them.”