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Mauricio Pochettino has made it simple Toby Alderweireld won't be fit for Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League match against Juventus following Wednesday. "He's still not engaging with the team," Pochettino said when asked about Alderweireld's prospects for the Wembley leg of this last-16 tie, which is finely poised at 2-2. Pochettino then omitted him to the league derby against Arsenal and the Champions League first leg against Juventus in Turin, asserting Alderweireld wasn't yet prepared for top-level matches and that, due to the intensity of the issue, he needed to be handled with caution. It went with Alderweireld.

He played with all the FA Cup draw at Rochdale on the Sunday before last -- he'll miss the playoff at Wembley on Wednesday night -- although he fought to demonstrate his very best level. The 28-year-old has damaged a portion of the hamstring and it's unclear how long he'll be out. In a way, a light has shone. "Sometimes we're confused about what it means to be fit," Pochettino stated. "Sometimes the folks make an expectation and then we're the bad guys once we say: 'No, you can't play,' or 'We begin to build your fitness step-by-step.' "We do not take our decisions based on public opinion. As soon as they are taken by us, it is because we've assessed and analyzed. We look after the situation, not a little it. The folks see this player is healthy and he must play. It is not like this, especially with this sort of injury." judi bola

The wider picture for Alderweireld is that, when matched, he faces a struggle to regain his starting location. In his absence, Davinson Sánchez's partnership has been enjoyed by Pochettino with Jan Vertonghen. Alderweireld's new contract talks have reached the impasse and it's easy to pick up on the mood in the club -- he's become a disposable asset. For # 25m Alderweireld can be gotten owing to a clause in the summer of 2019. It may be taken by them if Spurs can get more this summer. Vertonghen won't play against Rochdale due to the ankle injury that caused him to overlook the win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Pochettino said he may go back on Saturday for the home match against Huddersfield.

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Guardiola now says he'll think about quitting wearing the ribbon. It's more important what's happening with the group and the club than my personal opinion," he said. "I think that it's not going to happen but if they ask this, I will accept that. They're the bosses. But my personal opinion isn't a political opinion. When men and women wear a red [pink] ribbon it is due to the support for the breast cancer initiative. "Exactly the same as when I wear the prostate cancer badge. The concept is the same, there are a lot of ribbons, I am pretty certain there are people all over the world in Spain and Catalonia who don't need to be independent, but they aren't agreeing with putting people in prison" "Obviously, I do not want to hurt my club or team," the 47-year-old said."Maybe, if in the end, we pick [enough publicity] but it is not for the left or right [politically]." Guardiola may assert the rule was unwittingly broken by him unintentionally revealing the ribbon during the second half in Wigan. The ribbon was hidden before the break beneath a coat and became visible afterward as the jacket was unzipped towards the top.