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Spurs Boss Pochettino Will Treat West Ham Star Payet The Same As He Did Messi

If someone can deal with star and restrict his options then it is believed that he can easily handle West Ham’s . With that belief in mind, boss Maurico Pochettino accentuated that he would not take any special precaution for West Ham playmaker Payet.

kanePayet plays an integral role in the West Ham side but so far Bilic’s side have failed to find success in the this season. The Hammers are 17th in the table and have managed to clinch only 3 wins out of 11 Premier League games so far this season.

Payet displayed incredible form last season to guide West Ham to a seventh place finish last season and pundits believe that the French playmaker has all the potential to turn the tables around against Spurs on Saturday.

dani-alves-and-lionel-messiSpurs have maintained their unbeaten run in the Premier League after 11 games this season but they have also failed to clinch a win in the last seven games in all competitions. Pochettino had limited the options and made life difficult for Lionel Messi during his managerial stint at .

Back then the Argentine manager had shut out Messi without man-marking and now he is confident that he can achieve the same feat against Payet on Saturday.

Payet Won The October Goal Of The Month Award

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Pochettino said: ‘It has never been my intention when I started as a manager, facing Messi, to try to do something special or be focused on trying to stop this type of player like Payet.”

‘We have played against several top players during the last two and a half years at Tottenham and you can see we never focus on that type of player, like or David Silva, who can change a game. “

‘We need to be aware of Payet and focused when we play this type of player but it is not special mark.’

pochettinoSpurs earned draws in the last four games and now sits fifth in the league and on Saturday they will be without ace defender Toby Alderweireld, who lacks full match fitness after returning from a knee injury. Dele Alli is also doubtful and is facing treatment for a knee problem.

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