Tottenham fans here in the Tavern are delighted with their progression in the Champions League, as European dominance doesn’t look too far away for the Lilywhites.
This season Mauricio Pochettino has managed to build the foundations for a shot at the Champions League trophy, with wins over Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid already rewarding the boss for his efforts. And, their round of 16 first-leg match against Italian giants Juventus was another step in the right direction, as Spurs managed to accumulate two away goals in their 2-2 draw at the Allianz Stadium.
However, with it still all to play for in the return leg at Wembley Stadium tonight, the Argentine will be looking to rally his troops once again towards constructing a major European upset. Indeed, ahead of the encounter, our local residents here in the Tavern are hoping to see the manager ring in a few changes, with a couple of players not having the best of games over in Italy.
Therefore, as Spurs prepare for the biggest game in their season thus far, here’s a closer look at TWO players that deserve a chance tonight…
The South Korean international has been sublime this season for the Lilywhites, as he continues to provide a consistent level of goalscoring support for star man Harry Kane.
However, Son Heung-Min only managed to make a substitute appearance in Turin, after being brought on in place of Dele Alli with six minutes to go of regulation time. A decision that confused many of our local Spurs supporters here in the Tavern, as the 25-year-old has been an influential figure in their Champions League process so far.
Nevertheless, with the all-important second-leg match in front of home fans at Wembley tonight, the inclusion of Son Heung-Min will play a pivotal role in the club’s European fate.
The Englishman has been in sublime form of late for Tottenham Hotspur, as he hopes to carry his momentum forward into the remainder of the season. And, there’s no better opportunity to produce an accomplished performance than in the second-leg, with the whole Spurs contingent watching on anxiously.
Although, he wasn’t blessed with the chance of a place in the starting line-up last time out, as Mauricio Pochettino opted to go with his favoured European defender Ben Davies, which saw Danny Rose live out the game as an unused substitute.
However, after seeing Spurs concede two goals in quick succession at the beginning of the first-leg, changes are definitely going to be required if Tottenham are to keep Juventus’ world-class attack at bay. And, including Rose in the starting XI will be a huge step in the right direction for the Argentine, after Ben Davies gave away an early penalty last time out.