Zaha only just returned from an injury for last weekend's home defeat to Chelsea last weekend, after missing the worldwide break.
Though Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino would rather have his players rest, he has no choice but to let his players fulfill their global duties.
Palace have been very bad at home this season, picking up only two points in five games.
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Pochettino then said "That is why sometimes when he doesn't score he is so obsessed with scoring, that sometimes it is against him because sometimes you need more freedom, not to be obsessed", and further added "But he is going to learn because I think he is now starting to be really mature because he is still young". That is why we were talking before about Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen and global duty.
"I understand we need to sacrifice some games for some players so they can cope with the demand in the future". If you see our schedule for the next few months it will be so tough.
With Mousa Dembélé out for the rest of the calendar year, Pochettino has no choice but to rush Dier back into the XI for their trip to Selhurst Park.
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Pochettino also compared the English style of gameplay with Italian style while saying "If Harry Kane is Italian and playing for the Italian side he will be a bit more protected because the Italian people are more protective of their players", and added "It is hard to push but when they are there they try to keep up there".
Either side of the creditable draw with Arsenal, Palace have lost to Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton and Chelsea in the Premier League, as well as going down to Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup.
Real sacked coach Julen Lopetegui last week and Pochettino's recent statement that he had his "worst feeling" in his 41/2 years at the club fuelled rumours that he could soon be on his way to Spain. It's from your team-mate. "If you are not ready I'll take your place". It is play, play, then move them there and play again. "Rumour after rumour always happen not only at Tottenham but also at all the teams and you can't do anything".More news: Microsoft testing ‘to-do’ feature on Word