That was left late wasn’t in Tottenham fans? Spurs’ late, late goal against Brighton mid-week proved to be pivotal in the race for top four. With Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all dropping points, Spurs are well and truly front runners in the race for top four.
As the push for top four heats up for the final games of the season, Tottenham have a visit from West Ham later today as they look to cement their third place spot. Being the first team out of the fighting four, Spurs will have all eyes on them and they must ensure they produce a more clinical performance than that against Brighton.
Pochettino will know how important these three points will be for Tottenham’s season, and will know the changes that need to be made.
Here’s a couple we feel that the Argentine should look to make.
Drop Fernando Llorente
The mid-week performance from Llorente was possibly one of the worst performances the 34-year-old has produced during his career. During the last two games, Llorente has really struggled to have any impact on the Spurs frontline and really must improve if Champions League football is going to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium next season.
Being 34, a rest may be best for the Spanish attacker, especially with the vital Champions League semi-finals coming up.
Start Vincent Janssen
Having not made a single appearance this season prior to the Brighton game, Vincent Janssen really has a lot to prove to Pochettino and fans alike. It was a huge shock to see the 24-year-old make an appearance against the Seagulls during mid-week however, when he came on, he really helped Spurs’ attacking play and made much more of an impact than Llorente.
A chance for Janssen to start against this West Ham side later today would be huge for the Dutchman’s confidence and may just be what Tottenham need in order to ensure their squad is fresh for the final push of the season.
Rotation will be key for Pochettino as the final three games approach Tottenham as well as the huge Champions League semi-finals. Just how much will the Lillywhites miss Harry Kane? Well, one of these two can have an impact on the answer.
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