Is this the exciting future of Tottenham Hotspur's flanks?

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Mauricio Pochettino could experiment with an exciting wide system after the end of this season.

Tottenham Hotspur have four players who could make their flanks the quickest and most formidable in the Premier League.

However, for them all to play together, Mauricio Pochettino is going to have to take a risk.

He’s shown he’s willing this season, with Ben Davies and Danny Rose playing together on the left and he could do the same on the right, with Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin.

It’s a risk because they are the man options in the full-back positions and the cupboard is bare after them if anyone gets injured.

However, if he gets it right, Tottenham will have the quickest players out wide as well as an awful lot of defensive cover.

Other than Andros Townsend, Tottenham don’t have a stand out winger and they let one join Everton on loan in the form of Aaron Lennon.

Therefore, it would be new and exciting if the boss could develop a system, which leaves the side with plenty of pace and creativity in wide areas.

Yedlin arrived from Seattle and looks to be extremely quick, which will intimidate anyone who plays against him, putting them onto the back foot.

Rose possesses similar qualities over on the left hand side and some fans may feel he’s more effective as an attacking full-back, with Davies arguably the safer bet defensively.

It’s an experiment and system, which would also allow two or three centrally based players to tuck in and make the side very difficult to break through in terms of their midfield.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of Pochettino playing all of these stars together is how defensively solid it would make Tottenham in wide areas.

It’s difficult to see a weakness in terms of how Tottenham’s flanks could be exploited, especially with each duo on either side backed off into defensive positions at the same time.

It could be worth a try at some point in pre-season ahead of the new campaign when the pressure is off.

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