Have Spurs finally ran out of legs? Back to back 0-1 home defeats have left Pochettino and fans alike puzzled on how they can claw back their form while running on empty. Indeed, it is truly beginning to show just how important squad depth is.
With Jan Vertonghen now being added to Tottenham’s injury list, Mauricio Pochettino has some serious thinking on who to pick for their clash with Bournemouth later today. With Eddie Howe’s side looking to build on their 3-3 away draw from last week, this game promises to be a physical one for the Lillywhites.
Pochettino will be well aware that he needs fighters in his side, and with one eye on the semi-final second leg against Ajax to come, there is no doubt that changes will be made.
Here’s a couple that the Argentine should look to make.
Drop Christian Eriksen
Proving to be one of Spurs’ underperformers in recent weeks, it is evident that Christian Eriksen has to have a break in order to be at his best for the Champions League tie midweek.
Despite needing him fit for the more important game, the 27-year-old midfielder has been enduring some real out of character performances of late, looking like a man who is out of ideas and determination last week, Poch has to look to someone else who can drive the ball forward and really push Spurs on.
Start Moussa Sissoko
What better person to drive a ball forward from midfield than Moussa Sissoko?
Turning out to be one of the biggest revelations this season, Pochettino has turned the 29-year-old Frenchman from an unconvincing winger to a powerhouse in the midfield.
Changing the game for the better in midweek, Sissoko will be a sure pick for the manager later today, and will have more than a physical presence to undo the Bournemouth defence.
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