Is Rose at left-wing something we may see more of under Pochettino?

Danny Rose Tottenham warmup

The Tottenham Hotspur boss appears a fan of the left-back and played him in a different position against Burnley last night.

An FA Cup team selection is often carried out as something that simply has to be done - a menial task that managers must complete regardless of the outcome.

That's why team selections for an FA Cup clash, especially when it comes to the bigger Premier League sides, are often meaningless, looking and ending up like something thrown together without so much as a second thought.

For Tottenham last night, however, there may have been a hint of the future from Mauricio Pochettino.

Granted, this was a cup replay in which the Spurs boss had selected a huge number of second-string names. But there was something that suggested Pochettino was testing an unorthodox long-term solution to one of Tottenham's problem positions.

Indeed, at left-back, the 42-year-old started Ben Davies, while Danny Rose started at left-wing.

Both have been played as left-backs this season and both have been used frequently by Pochettino this term. Davies, in no uncertain terms, is by far the better defender.

But where Rose has impressed at times - as he did against Chelsea - is going forward. And the way Tottenham played out an hour last night provided a solution where Pochettino could utilise both those factors... perhaps something he may keep doing?

It seems, if it were up to many, Spurs fans would simply drop Rose if given the choice. But the Tottenham boss clearly likes something about him. Could playing both Davies and Rose, then, provide a solution down that problematic left-hand side?

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