Big problem awaits Tottenham in the FA Cup fifth round

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur can set up a date with Rochdale if they beat Newport County on Wednesday.

General view inside the stadium prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Rochdale AFC and Millwall at Spotland Stadium on February 6, 2018 in Rochdale, England.

Groundsmen paint the white lines prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Rochdale AFC and Millwall at Spotland Stadium on February 6, 2018 in Rochdale, England.

Callum Camps of Rochdale AFC celebrates with teammate Mark Kitching after The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Rochdale AFC and Millwall at Spotland Stadium on February 6, 2018...

Tottenham Hotspur's 'reward' for beating Newport County on Wednesday will be a fifth round trip to Rochdale.

And as the above images show, Tottenham's players could be in for a rude awakening in Lancashire. Not only is it colder up north, it is boggier too where Rochdale are concerned.

Before Tuesday's win against Millwall, the League One side's surface was likened to a 'greyhound track' - among other things.

And it looked no better after the match, especially after a pitch invasion was conducted by a number of home fans.

Rochdale AFC fans invade the pitch after The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Rochdale AFC and Millwall at Spotland Stadium on February 6, 2018 in Rochdale, England.

Should Tottenham progress, Rochdale's pitch will be a far cry from what their players are used to gracing at Wembley, or their state of the art Enfield training centre.

And with a passing game unlikely to flourish, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino may wish to prepare his side for an aerial assault at Spotland - perhaps a front two of Fernando Llorente and Harry Kane would suffice?

Which Tottenham players would you say are best suited to an away game at Rochdale?

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