Fazio, Mason and Trippier all have a point to prove if they start for Tottenham against Milan

White Hart Lane

Taking a closer look at three Tottenham Hotspur players who may well feature against the Italian club.

Later today Tottenham Hotspur take on AC Milan in the Audi Cup, a day on from their 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first match of the competition.

Considering the Premier League season kicks off this weekend, with Tottenham taking on Manchester United in the first fixture, fans of the North London club may be wary of their side playing two friendlies with far more important games just around the corner; but whatever you think there is still another 90 minutes to be played.

Today’s match allows some of Tottenham’s fringe players and lesser lights to get a chance, but there could be three players in particular who will know the importance of putting in a good performance in front of their manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier was an ever-present in the league for Burnley last season but he will have a lot of competition for a regular starting spot at White Hart Lane.

Kyle Walker started against Real and he is expected to do the same against United on Saturday, but Trippier has the talent to ultimately get in ahead of him and a good performance against Milan will be a step in the right direction.

Federico Fazio

Tottenham have considerably strengthened their defence this summer and Federico Fazio will know he will be hard-pressed to play ahead of the preferred partnership of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld, but today is a chance to impress.

Fazio has split opinion among the Spurs faithful but he is still likely to have a big role to play this season given the sheer number of games his side will play.

Ryan Mason

Midfielder Ryan Mason could be set for his first pre-season start after returning from an injury that ruled him out of England action at the end of last season.

The 24-year-old has seen plenty of midfielders leave Tottenham this summer but can he ensure he is first choice when the competitive action kicks off given the emergence of Dele Alli and the fact that Mousa Dembele now seems to be back in favour?

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