Tottenham Hotspurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has said his club is not a charity after being asked about Victor Wanyama’s lack of playing time.
Wanyama has not featured this season and could leave before the end of the European window with the Kenyan midfielder being linked with a move to Belgian side Club Brugge.
When asked about Wanyama ahead of their match against Newcastle, Pochetinho said: “Football is not about yesterday. It’s about today and you need to show every day. Victor was injured and others stepped up.
Not a Charity
“We are not a charity, not in this case about Victor, but we have a lot of options to play different players and sometimes players are lucky, some are unlucky.
“It's like why play Toby (Alderweireld) and Davinson (Sanchez) and not Jan (Vertonghen), or why not Davinson, or Toby, or (Danny) Rose or (Ben) Davies.”
Tottenham face Newcastle United at home on Saturday and Pochettino refused to comment on the fact it will see him reunited with referee Mike Dean for the first time since their falling out after a defeat at Burnley.
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