Predicted Spurs Line-up To Face Borussia Dortmund In The Champions League
Spurs, under Mauricio Pochettino, are in a stupendous run of form in Europe and set the bar high following their 3-1 win against champions Real Madrid. They have already made it to the Round of 16 of this prestigious competition but will be looking for a result against a struggling Borussia Dortmund side who have only gathered a couple of points so far. They will be fighting for a Europa League place at Westfalenstadion on Tuesday night.
Spurs suffered a shocking 2-0 defeat to their North London rivals Arsenal this weekend and will be looking to bounce back with a favourable outcome against the German heavyweights. They, however, will be without defender Toby Alderweireld who is ruled out with a hamstring strain. Victor Wanyama is a doubt too due to his knee injury.
The Argentine gaffer has mostly preferred a three-man backline this season and despite a defeat against the bitter rivals, Pochettino is tipped to field a 3-4-3 formation against Borussia Dortmund, whom his side defeated 3-1 at Wembley in the first leg encounter.
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Hugo Lloris (GK)
The Frenchman has returned between the sticks following the international break and despite a defeat against Arsenal, Lloris is expected to start in goal against the former Bundesliga champions.
Davinson Sanchez (RCB)
The backline might remain the same and the impressive Colombian youngster is a favourite to start on the right-hand side of Spurs’ ‘back three’.
Eric Dier (CB)
The Englishman has been slotted in a central defensive role since Alderweireld’s injury and should start against Die Schwarzgelben.
Jan Vertonghen (LCB)
The experienced Belgian has been one of Spurs’ most consistent performers in recent years and should retain his place on the left-hand side of their three-man backline.
Serge Aurier (RWB)
Although Kieran Trippier was preferred over Aurier against the Gunners, the former PSG man might be handed a first-team return on Tuesday night.
Moussa Sissoko (CM)
Sissoko has struggled to settle in since completing a summer move from Newcastle United last year. He, however, is having game-time this season and improved lately following some steady performances in the middle of the park. The Frenchman might keep his place against BVB in a central midfield role.
Harry Winks (CM)
Winks has been in sublime form this season and the youngster’s superlative run has earned him an international call-up for the Three Lions. He made a substitute appearance on Saturday afternoon but is expected to start the game against the German giants.
Danny Rose (LWB)
Pochettino surprisingly left the Englishman out of Spurs’ matchday squad against the Gunners and sighted his fitness concerns as the reason for the strong decision. Rose, however, might be handed a return in place of Welshman Ben Davies against Dortmund this midweek.
Christian Eriksen (RW)
Eriksen, the Danish dynamite, is in great form for both club and country as his hat-trick against Ireland guided the Danes to World Cup 2018. He has been instrumental in Spurs’ attack and Pochettino will rely on him to orchestrate the moves from the midfield.
Heung-min Son (LW)
Son was introduced late in the second-half against the Gunners, where he replaced Dele Alli. He might be handed a start this time, down the left flank.
Harry Kane (ST)
Kane, the English hitman, is expected to retain his place in Spurs’ starting lineup and will look to be back among the goals, against Peter Bosz’s men.
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