The Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern are excited about their team’s prospects this season as their win over Crystal Palace on Sunday moved them level on points with second place Man United in the Premier League.
The Lilywhites also defeated holders Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley last week to go top of their Champions League group and secured qualification for the knockout stages with two matches to spare. Therefore, they wouldn’t have wanted the international break to arrive at a time where momentum is gathering and they wouldn’t want their progress to be derailed. Moreover, cumbersome injuries to key players can often occur when they depart for international duty which tends to sever relationships between club and country managers.
However, the international break can also give out-of-favour players the opportunity to reflect on their situation and try to make the necessary improvements to their game that could result in greater first-team action. And whilst Mauricio Pochettino possesses a squad of regularly performing individuals, there are some that are struggling to be as impactful as the Argentinian would want them to be.
With that in mind, here are 3 flops Pochettino needs to improve during the international break…