The pressure is on Tottenham this Tuesday as they welcome PSV Eindhoven to Wembley, in what is a must win game for Spurs after the 2-2 draw in Eindhoven.
Pochettino’s side have been made to rue missed chances in the Champions League this season. Conceding late goals against Inter as well as PSV have made their chances of qualifying for the last-16 hang in the balance.
With injuries and suspensions to deal with for Spurs, we take a look at how they could line up in this vital Group B clash.
1. Goalkeepers & Defenders
Paulo Gazzaniga (GK) – With Hugo Lloris suspended after his red card against PSV, pressure will be on Gazzaniga as he is expected to line-up between the sticks for his first Champions League appearance of the season.
Kieran Trippier (RB) – The Englishman has come in for some criticism after recent performances, however he could be vital to Spurs with his crossing and set-piece delivery.
Davinson Sanchez (CB) – Tottenham’s record signing is now a certain starter, he has been a rock at the back in recent games and someone Pochettino can trust.
Toby Alderweireld (CB) – He will be looking to bounce back from a poor performance against PSV last time out, he allowed Hirving Lozano to pinch the ball off him to score PSV’s first goal.
Ben Davies (LB) – Cementing his position as Spurs’ first choice left-back in the absence of Danny Rose, he will be aiming to put in a good performance, with the Englishman returning to full fitness imminently.
Harry Winks (CM) – The young Englishman has been in good form of late, and will be looking to impress once again this Tuesday.
Moussa Sissoko (CM) – With Mousa Dembele picking up an injury against Wolves on Saturday, as well as Eric Dier being a doubt, there is a rare chance for the Frenchman to shine from the start.
Erik Lamela (RM) – The Argentinean has been in great form this season having notched up six goals and three assists. He has become one of Pochettino’s most reliable performers.
Christian Eriksen (AM) – Spurs’ main man in midfield has been missing in recent weeks, after playing 30 minutes at the weekend, he is expected to start against PSV.
Lucas Moura (LM) – Another player who’s in good form for Spurs, the Brazilian adds real pace to the team. After scoring at the weekend, he will be looking to add to his tally for the season.
Harry Kane (ST) – The first name on the team sheet, who else but Harry Kane. Spurs will be looking to their main man to net against PSV once more, after scoring Tottenham’s second goal in the reverse fixture two weeks ago. His performance against Wolves last weekend seem to have dispelled thoughts that the Englishman was underperforming.