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Charlie Nicholas critical of Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino for 'chopping & changing'

Tottenham manager \ head coach Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United...

Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Borussia Dortmund to Wembley for their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen look on during a Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on February 12, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Tottenham have a 'weakness' at the back because Mauricio Pochettino has been 'chopping and changing too much in defence'.

During their recent Premier League encounter, Spurs recorded a 3-1 win over Leicester City at Wembley, with the away team missing a number of clear cut opportunities, including a second-half penalty. 

Keiran Trippier, Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose played in defence for Pochettino, with Toby Alderweireld being dropped to the bench ahead of their Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund. 


Former Arsenal striker Nicholas felt that Dortmund could 'counter-attack' the north London club on the night, which could prove to be 'dangerous' as they aim to secure an advantage going into the second leg. 

"I still feel Spurs have a weakness at the back," Nicholas told Sky Sports. "Mauricio Pochettino has been chopping and changing too much in defence. Kane could be back for the return leg but the reality is this is another game of goals.

"Both teams will open up and attack well. Dortmund will not be as adventurous - they will sit in and counter-attack which will be dangerous for Spurs, and they will choke them and try to boss the midfield."

Demarai Gray of Leicester City shoots as Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur attempts to block during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley...

In the Premier League, Spurs have proven that they have a pretty strong defence despite that absence of a number of key players in the advanced positions. 

Over the course of the season, they have played 26 matches in the league, conceding 25 goals, with the top two, Manchester City and Liverpool, the only ones who have shipped fewer goals than Pochettino's side. 

Nonetheless, on Wednesday night, they will come up against a number of high-quality attacking players, who will cause problems in the attacking third, no-one more than England international Jadon Sancho. 

Jadon Sancho looks on with team mates Thomas Delaney and Christian Pulisic during a Borussia Dortmund training session at Wembley Stadium on February 12, 2019 in London, England.

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