Mauricio Pochettino suggests Moussa Sissoko could start against Newcastle

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs and Massimiliano Allegri, manager of Jeventus shake hands prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley...

Tottenham Hotspur will face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested to Football.London that Moussa Sissoko could start against Newcastle United this weekend.

The North London outfit will kick off their 2017-18 Premier League campaign with an away game against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs will head into the match against the Magpies at St. James’ Park as favourites, but there is a question mark on the right-back position.

The departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City in the summer transfer window means that Kieran Trippier is now the first-choice right-back.

Tottenham Hotspur's French midfielder Moussa Sissoko controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park in...

However, the former Burnley defender is injured at the moment, and Pochettino has suggested how he could fill that gap.

The Tottenham manager has stated that he could deploy 20-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back if he goes with a back-four, or use Sissoko as a wing-back, meaning that the France international midfielder could start against his former club Newcastle in a somewhat unusual position for him.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenha Hotspur  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...

“We have the possibility to play with three at the back, or to use a back four,” Pochettino told Football.London when asked if he will have to change the system slightly with Trippier out.

“Different players like Kyle Walker-Peters in a back four or with three with Moussa Sissoko as a wing-back.”

Sissoko has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in the summer transfer window, having failed to make a massive impact at White Hart Lane last season following a move from Newcastle.

Trabzonspor president Gencaga Meric has told Trabzonsporlay that the 27-year-old wants to join the Turkish club (click here to read more).

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