Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele all could be taken out of Tottenham Hotspur’s line-up at the weekend, despite impressing last night.
Spurs won 4-0 against Red Star Belgrade last night in the Champions League, and their performance ranked among their finest of the season.
Red Star are a difficult team to beat on their own patch, but Spurs made the task look simple.
Lo Celso really impressed on full debut, while Ndombele and Alli also earned praise for their performances.
But Pochettino has suggested that he could make changes to Tottenham’s starting line-up on Saturday, when they take on Sheffield United.
“Now we’ve finished the game we need to assess all the players now,” he said.
“We need to assess Dele, we need to assess Tanguy, we need to assess Giovani.
“We play Sunday, then Wednesday and now we will play Saturday.
“It is so short the time to recovery that we need to be sure that everyone who is going to compete on Saturday, another massive game for us, is going to be fresh and in condition to be really competitive because we need to really strong and competitive against a very good team like Sheffield United.”
Pochettino has not named an unchanged line-up for two consecutive games at Tottenham since February 2018, but there is a real argument that last night’s team should play again at the weekend.
Spurs have struggled so far this season, but they put in a performance of increased quality yesterday.
If Lo Celso now loses his place to Christian Eriksen at the weekend, Pochettino risks taking on board a lot of criticism from Tottenham fans.
Spurs are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table, and a victory on Saturday would be a major boost to Pochettino’s side, as they look to get their campaign back on track.
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