Mauricio Pochettino discusses whether Spurs signing will face Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says Federico Fazio must adapt to club's philosophy

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Mauricio Pochettino says it is important that Federico Fazio adapts to Tottenham’s philosophy and squad ahead of a potential debut against Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The Argentina international penned a four-year deal with the north London side on Wednesday after Spurs agreed a £8m deal with Europa League winners Sevilla for the centre-half.

Fazio, who replaces Michael Dawson after the long-serving captain joined Hull City in a £3.5m deal, was introduced to the Tottenham supporters as his new side were 3-0 winners against Limassol on Thursday.

After the 5-1 aggregate win which sealed Spurs’s place in the Europa League group stage, Pochettino was asked if Fazio could make an appearance against Liverpool on Sunday.

Pochettino replied: “I don’t know. Yesterday was the first training session, the player wasn’t in the squad. We will see.

“It is important that he adapts to the squad and the new philosophy. Today [Thursday night] is too early to say if it is possible if he is involved in the squad.”

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