Tottenham Hotspur’s complete focus now switches to the League Cup final against Chelsea this weekend.
Spurs need to react positively to defeat against Fiorentina in the Europa League and be right on the pulse otherwise Chelsea will punish them during the final at Wembley.
Mauricio Pochettino will be toying with a number of selection dilemmas ahead of the game, one of which will relate to his goalkeepers and whether to start Hugo Lloris in the game or Michel Vorm.
Here’s the case for both.
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The case for starting Lloris
Hugo Lloris is Tottenham’s number one and the main man in his position.
He’s been first choice in the Premier League and has been relied upon in Europe.
His figures domestically have been consistent and the occasion of a final at Wembley against a very difficult opponent won’t bother him.
Lloris also has good captaincy experience, which is going to be significant.
The case for starting Vorm
The main reason for starting Vorm is because he’s been the main goalkeeper for Tottenham throughout the League Cup.
Lloris may be better in terms of quality but the boss may feel that Vorm deserves the chance to perform in the final of a tournament he’s been very consistent in.
The smart money will be on Lloris starting because the importance of this game for Tottenham is huge, especially after a disappointing defeat in the Europa League.