Pochettino To 3 Make Changes: Predicted Tottenham Line-Up vs AAA Gent

By on February 15, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to put one foot in the next phase when they take on AAA Gent in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie tomorrow night.

Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: The Spurs boss is expected to name a strong side which means Hugo Lloris should keep his place between the sticks with Michel Vorm once again among the substitutes.

Defence: Danny Rose remains unavailable as he continues to recover from a knee injury that he picked up earlier this month so Ben Davies will keep his place at left-back.

Kieran Trippier has been regularly used in Europe this season so I expect he’ll replace Kyle Walker at right-back while Eric Deir is set to partner Toby Alderweireld in the absence of Jan Vertonghen.

The Belgian international is due to return to training tomorrow after recovering from an ankle injury but this game comes too soon. Kevin Wimmer is on stand-by if Pochettino decides to mix things up at the back.

Midfield: The Tottenham coach may take this opportunity to give Mousa Dembele a rest as he’s been carrying a niggling foot injury this season so Harry Winks may come in to partner Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park.

Attack: We could see one change in attack with Moussa Sissoko pushing for a start. Hueng-min Son is the man most likely to make way if the French international does come in to the side tomorrow.

Dele Alli is expected to keep his place and he’ll be looking to build on his impressive form of late while Christian Eriksen should once again support Harry Kane in attack.

Pochettino doesn’t have too many reliable options to call upon in attack so the likes of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Vincent Janssen will have to make do with places on the bench.

Here is how I think we’ll see Spurs line-up:

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One Comment

  1. Andy c

    February 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Spurs need to practice faining injury and falling over to progress in the tie

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