TOTTENHAM Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he will make changes for tomorrow night’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against Newport County AFC but he insists he will take the game just as seriously as Saturday’s north London derby.

Since Harry Kane spared Spurs’ blushes at Rodney Parade, the Premier League giants have beaten Manchester United and drawn at Liverpool.

And the fact that they host bitter rivals Arsenal at 12.30pm on Saturday and then go to Juventus in the Champions League next Tuesday means that Pochettino will rotate his team when County visit Wembley.

“We are going to rotate the starting XI, for sure,” he said.

“I cannot tell now, like always, but of course we need to rotate, we need to use players that don’t play too much.

“We are having a very busy period, and we need everyone fit and available to play.”

The Exiles more than held their own in the initial tie as a strong Tottenham team relied on a late Kane equaliser to cancel out Padraig Amond’s opener and secure a replay.

South Wales Argus:

The likes of Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele started alongside Kane in south Wales, while Son Heung-min and Dele Alli came off the bench.

And Pochettino has challenged those who play tonight to earn themselves a spot in his Premier League side, although deadline-day signing Lucas Moura is unavailable as he was not registered for the original tie.

“For us, we have to be focused on this match,” said the Argentinian. “But after Sunday, Wednesday, a lot of players play a lot of games.

“For me, we have a squad enough to win [against County]. Of course that will be tough. That is why for me it is not important the names that are going to play.

“When you have a squad like we have, it will be very good for some players to show their quality, and it is a great opportunity for them to show that they can fight for a place in the Premier starting XI.

“For me, it is the same if it is Newport or another Premier League team.

“We take the competition very seriously, and we are very focused and convinced that we are ready to win and compete. I think it is a game that we must win.”