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Possible Spurs XI for Juventus friendly: Nkoudou to make debut, Amos and Carter-Vickers to feature?

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou at Marseille

Tottenham will be taking on the Serie A winners in Melbourne in the International Champions Cup, and it may be a very interesting lineup from Mauricio Pochettino.

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou at MarseilleCould Nkoudou make his debut in Melbourne?

Tottenham Hotspur have a series of high-profile friendlies looming on the horizon this month, as they head to Australia for matches against Italian champions Juventus and Champions League runners up Atletico Madrid.

The first of these matches is less than a week away, on Tuesday July 27, when they take on Juve, and with a whole host of stars only starting to return to preseason training after a summer of internationals, or still on holiday, the games could represent a huge opportunity for fringe players and talented youngsters to impress Mauricio Pochettino against top quality opposition.

Though some of the club's more established players may be on the tour, it is unlikely they will play major roles, so the likes of Luke Amos and Cameron Carter-Vickers could be set for their most high profile club football so far, with Danny Rose, Ben Davies and the two Belgian defenders all unavailable.

It will also represent a huge opportunity for new signing Vincent Janssen to lead the line, with the Netherlands international likely to be an important figure while Harry Kane and the club's other England stars take their time returning to training.

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham and Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers in actionChelsea's Tammy Abraham and Tottenham's Cameron Carter Vickers in action

If Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, as expected, completes his move from Marseille sometime this week, he could make his debut out on the left wing, with Nacer Chadli playing if the young Frenchman is gradually brought in.

And there could well be opportunities for both Alex Pritchard and Nabil Bentaleb to be given a chance in their favoured roles, with Pritchard playing as number ten and Bentaleb the more forward thinking player in the midfield pivot.

What is worth remembering for all involved, is that impressive performances could see them feature in the Premier League opener, with Pochettino notoriously open to giving opportunities to the young players that show potential. 

Alex Pritchard of England during trainingAlex Pritchard of England during training

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