“He doesn’t surprise me,” said Pochettino. “We knew very well that he was capable of doing what he’s doing now, with game time.
“We were talking in the last few years that he was a massive prospect.”
Sancho, whose trip home did not get off to the best of starts as he forgot his passport, is not Pochettino’s main concern for the game.
The 46-year-old will be without England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who despite good progress following ankle and hamstring injuries, did not train on Tuesday.
Also a non-starter is left-back Danny Rose, who suffered a shin injury during Sunday’s win over Leicester City.
“It’s impossible for him (Rose) to start from the beginning, we need to assess in the morning (Wednesday) whether he will be on the bench,” said Pochettino.
He will, though, have both England midfielder Eric Dier and Argentine striker Erik Lamela in contention for places.
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