Tottenham Hotspur have endured a very steady beginning to their 2016/17 season with two draws and a win as they head into the international break on the back of a rather average performance in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

“It’s difficult because some players that are going to the national team, some players will play and others (will) not,” the Argentine said in his press conference following Saturday’s game against Liverpool.

“It’s very difficult again, we need time and maybe a few months to (get everyone) on the same level.”

“It’s crazy, it’s crazy, it’s crazy that we stop again the competition and again (they’re) involved with the national team. But it’s not to complain, it’s only that for our players, we have 60-70 per cent of our squad involved in the international break.”

Many of Spurs’ key players, including the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, have found it difficult to get back into the rhythm that saw the north London club spearhead a title challenge last season.

Spurs fans and Pochettino will be hoping that the upcoming international break doesn’t have too much of an affect on their players as it as already evident that there has not been much of a break between club and country fixtures.

Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round

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