LEICESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) -Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks the world will be watching the Premier League on Boxing Day, as he prepares to take his side to relegation-threatened Leicester City.
The Argentinian got his first taste of England’s hectic festive schedule with Southampton last season, and with winter breaks now in operation in most European countries, he says the English top flight will take centre-stage.
“I like Christmas football. It’s a good challenge for us and the players,” he said.
“It’s a time to share with your family, with the supporters. I like it. Maybe I am different to other managers, but I like this period.
“We don’t have it in Argentina. Argentina is like Spain – (you) stop playing in this period. This is a good opportunity to show a good performance, not only in Argentina but the rest of the world, because everyone is focusing on England now.”
There is a good mood currently at seventh-placed Spurs following just one defeat in their last six league matches and Jan Vertonghen wants his team-mates to prolong the momentum at the King Power Stadium.