In midweek action, Mauricio Pochettino was forced to give young Kyle Walker-peters a start in what was the biggest game of his life away against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. With both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier out injured the Lilywhites had no choice but to use the 21-year-old and it looks like he’ll be keeping his place when they face Burnley tomorrow.
@trippier2 (groin) is continuing an individual preventative and conditioning programme.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 13 December 2018
Towards the end of Tottenham’s clash with Barcelona, when Mauricio Pochettino was pulling out everything he had to find an equaliser, he opted to hook KWp and moved the more experienced Moussa Sissoko to right0ack, even though he’s never been trialled in that role for the club before. So that has opened up the argument over who may be used there come tomorrow when Burnley come to Wembley.
This fixture last season saw Tottenham drop two points when Chris Wood scored a late equaliser after Dele Alli’s opener. However, this time around the fans will be expecting nothing less than three points. The entire club is on a high after making it to the Champions League knockout stages and Sean Dyche’s side should an easy enough game to get through before they can focus on Monday’s European draw.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on who’ll play at right-back tomorrow here:
— Hotspur Army (@HotspurArmy) December 13, 2018
So does trippier have a chance at starting ???
— Alistair simmers (@S1mm8r5) December 13, 2018
So with all these injuries who IS playing on Saturday?
— Lizzi (@lizzi_watson) December 13, 2018
Sissoko play rb?
— Lukap moura (@ridhuanmiswan) 13 December 2018
Team news? I don’t care about the nonsense that there are no easy games in the premier league. We should be beating the Burnley’s of this world whatever team we put out from our squad. COYS
— RussellBln (@BlnRussell) December 13, 2018
Trippi is out ffs.
— Alex (@Nepovtorim11) 13 December 2018
The fans have full faith Pochettino to make the right call on Saturday and will hope that whoever does start at right-back can do enough to see through a win.