Because he’d rather go to the movies.
Tonight’s daft replay against the might Rochdale goes ahead despite the threat of some snow, death and destruction**.
Poch has of course wasted no time in wasting the opportunity to announce how please he is that this game was taking place.
“I’m happy because it’s a good opportunity, like I’ve said before, to use all the squad, for them to feel important and part of the project. Of course, our mentality is to try to go to the next stage of the competition and that is why we need to win.”
Every cloud eh? Except if he does ‘use all the squad’ there’s a better than good chance Spurs will be out the cubby the time the rest of us are tucking into our cocoa tonight.
I would advise Mr Pochettino to get over his bad self and play his best starting XI and once Tottingham are 2 or 3 to the good and the visitors are thoroughly demoralised, then beginning mixing in the mediocrity.
**Bizarrely, THFC have seized upon the whole ‘weather’ clucking business to request that people don’t bring bags. This is surely a piece of opportunistic nonsense to speed up the admission of fans, which flies in the face of guidance from numerous outlets sensibly advising that people guard against the cold by making sure that they keep topped up with warming fluids, sufficient food and extra clothing if they need it.
On a night when one might what to take a small flask, a piece of fruit or some sweets and a hat, gloves and scarf for the famously painful journey there and back it smacks of a cynical ploy to keep the Wembley snack queues filled.