Swansea decision could indicate Pochettino's thinking on key position

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13,...

The Tottenham boss has both Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier to pick from against Swansea City,

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13,...Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13,...

Tottenham Hotspur's impressive 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night was significant for a number of reasons, not least as Tottenham Hotspur seemed to banish the infamous 'Wembley hoodoo'.

Big money right back Serge Aurier made his first appearance for the club, starting at right back in place of Kieran Trippier and impressing against a rapid Dortmund attack.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur shields the ball from Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia...Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur shields the ball from Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia...

The Ivory Coast international's battle with exciting winger Christian Pulisic was one of the highlights of the game, and the former PSG defender caught the eye with an energetic and committed performance that certainly indicated why Tottenham looked to him to come in for the departed Kyle Walker.

However, now manager Mauricio Pochettino has a big decision to make for Saturday's game with Swansea, with Trippier - who for much of the summer looked like he would get an extended run as first choice right back after two years in Walker's shadow - surely eager to come back into the team.

The Argentine may well rotate his fullbacks, something he has often done around European matches, and give the former Burnley man the start.

Sam Vokes of Burnley is challenged by Kieran Trippier of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London,...Sam Vokes of Burnley is challenged by Kieran Trippier of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London,...

But with Trippier struggling in the games he has played this season, and Aurier doing so well in his first game in Spurs colours, Pochettino could keep the 24-year-old in the side against the Swans to help him bed in at the club.

This could mean Aurier gets the chance to make the position his own and Trippier is back to trying to catch his manager's eye.

Alternatively, if Trippier does play, it suggests Pochettino is happy to share out the games between the two players.

The club's next fixture after the weekend is against Barnsley, where Kyle Walker-Peters may be given minutes instead of either senior right back.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch