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Michel Vorm could be crucial in Spurs glory

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Michel Vorm could play an important role in Mauricio Pochettino's tactics at Tottenham Hotspur after claiming it's crucial to let players recover.

Spurs, finishing sixth last season, have qualified for the Europa League and will play at European level for the fifth consecutive season and, in order to keep Hugo Lloris at his best, new signing Vorm could have the opportunity to be on duties on European stages.

Although it is not the Champions League, the lower class of European football, the Europa league, has its reputation of a long tournament that demand more endurance than top quality.

Top squad

Pochettino has 30 good players in north London to help him to succeed and grab a Champions League place for next season, as this year a top four finish in the Premier League or winning the Europa League would gift the side a precious place in elite football.

Lloris has been a key player for Spurs since his arrival in the 2012 summer transfer window deadline day with a series of wonderful displays.

The signing of Swansea's goalkeeper Vorm last month had surprised many of Spurs loyal fans, but when it comes to Pochettino's strategy everything is clear.

Strategic sub

Spurs' new boss wants to use all the capacity of his squad in north London, and rotation is crucial to keep all the players fully fit and avoid injuries.

Thus, Vorm could operate as Lloris' replacement on occasions when it comes to playing outside of the Premier League. This, then, would allow the France international to be at the top of his game to face the elite clubs in England and avoid to repeat some embarrassing loss against the big-spending Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Pochettino's side will travel to Cyprus to face AEL Limassol in the Europa league play-off on August 21, to try to qualify for the group stages of the tournament, and aim for a long and successful campaign. 

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