Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino does not feel the international break is arriving at a bad time for his side, after they closed the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester City to just five points with a 3-0 home win over Bournemouth.

Leicester edged out Crystal Palace on Saturday to move eight points clear, but Pochettino's men had an instant answer and were too good for the Cherries at White Hart Lane.

Goals from Harry Kane (two) and Christian Eriksen were too hot for the Cherries to handle and Spurs now head into the international break looking like they only side that can catch the Foxes at the top of the Premier League

While some managers might be keen to press on, Pochettino has little issue with the timing of the international break and believes that it could work to his side's advantage.

"The international break has not come at a bad time", he was quoted as saying by the BBC.


"It gives us time to relax and analyse. Ninety per cent of the squad is with the national team.

"We have seven games ahead and when the players come back from the national teams, we hope it is with a good spirit", the Spurs boss added.

Spurs have a tough test when the Premier League resumes at the start of April with a visit to Anfield to take on Liverpool on the agenda, followed by a home clash with Louis van Gaal's Manchester United.

Stoke City then come next at the Britannia Stadium on 18th April.