Three changes Tottenham Hotspur should make after international break

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

Tottenham Hotspur are currently seventh in the Premier League table with 53 points from 30 matches, six points behind fourth-placed United.

Play Christian Eriksen down the middle

In recent weeks, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has deployed Christian Eriksen down the wing and Mousa Dembele in the number 10 role.

This has yielded mixed results, with Dembele playing superbly against Arsenal in the North London derby but failing miserably against West Ham United.

While the Belgium international remains a versatile midfielder and Eriksen can operate effectively out wide, the latter needs to be played regularly in the number 10.

The Denmark international playmaker is one of the more creative players in Europe, and him not playing in his best position is a waste of his talent.

The 23-year-old has scored nine goals and created 67 chances in 30 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 48%.

Focus on defence

Defence remains a huge problem for Tottenham, and Pochettino needs to sort it as soon as possible.

Spurs have shown time and time again that they can stage successful comebacks, but leaving it late to score has not been helpful in many games.

Tottenham need to become defensively more solid, and that became clear last weekend when they conceded no fewer than three goals against a Leicester City side doomed for relegation.

Throw in DeAndre Yedlin

Kyle Walker remains Tottenham’s first-choice right-back, but his performances so far this season following his return from a long-term injury in December have not been great.

The England international struggled against Manchester United and Leicester in the past two Premier League games (click here to read more), and perhaps it is time for Pochettino to hand DeAndre Yedlin his debut.

The USA international has yet to make his debut for Spurs, and maybe it is time for him to get a run-in in the team.

This does not mean that Yedlin should be thrown in at the deep end, but he could be included in matchday squads and then allowed to come on as a substitute.

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