Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may rest Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen against Crystal Palace as he lamented the timing of the upcoming worldwide break.

Alli (hamstring) and Eriksen (stomach) have endured recent injury problems, but are likely to feature in upcoming games for England and Denmark respectively.

"It is play, play, then move them there and play again". While most of the managers want a player with a keen interest on just goals, Pochettino believes that it could go against their star performer Harry Kane.

The 20-year-old defender recovered from giving away two penalties on his Premier League debut last weekend to be the second-half match-winner in Tottenham's seventh away win from eight games this campaign. If you see our schedule for the next few months it will be so tough.

"That is why we need to take care and send them really fresh".

With Mousa Dembele out for the rest of 2018 it seems likely that Dier will come straight back into the side at Selhurst Park.

Kane started the 2018-19 season with a five-match haul without scoring but he recently scored his 150 goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League clash against PSV.

"I'm so pleased because the team fought well under hard circumstances and got the three points", the Argentine said.

'If Harry Kane is Italian and playing for the Italian side he will be a bit more protected because the Italian people are more protective of their players.

"Of course now every time I decide to pick my starting XI I have a name I feel comfortable to play", he added. That rumour you tell me and the opposite appeared [in the media] the other day.

"The most important thing is when you players start to feel pressure from their team-mates pushing you to move and be conscious and responsible to increase your level".

"He needs to learn and keep improving but he is a very good prospect for us".

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