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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino: 'It was important to rest Harry Kane'

Pochettino: 'Important to rest Kane'
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino says that it was "important" to rest Harry Kane for Wednesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay with Newport County.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he was pleased to be able to rest Harry Kane for the FA Cup fourth-round replay with Newport County.

Kane was named on the bench for the game at Wembley Stadium, but two first-half goals meant that the England international could watch the 2-0 win from the sidelines.

The club's top goalscorer suffered with illness over the Christmas period, and Pochettino has acknowledged that he had been keen to hand the player a break before Saturday's North London derby with Arsenal.

At a press conference, the 45-year-old told reporters: "Yes, it's important to have all the players fresh.

"Of course with him, in a very short period, he suffered two illnesses and it's important to care about him. He was fantastic with plenty of energy and then he got a cold, and dropped his energy.

"For me yesterday it was so important to keep him away from the game to provide better energy for the next few games."

Kane has netted a total of 31 goals from 32 appearances in all competitions this season.

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