A Skipp too far for Pochettino today?

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Tottenham Hotspur battled their way to a late win today after Christian Eriksen came off the bench to smash home a 91st minute winner.

Burnley were set up for the draw at Wembley from the first minute, defending well and resolutely throughout the match.

Tottenham found it difficult to find that final ball to make their possession count for something.

The few opportunities that Spurs did carve were squandered, with Heung Min Son and Erik Lamela having the best of the bunch.

Spurs were just missing a certain something today, perhaps the effects of their draining affairs in Barcelona in midweek.

Pochettino shuffled his team dramatically today, with plenty of unusual changes to the side.

Ben Davies was covering at centre back for an injured Jan Vertonghen. Kieran Trippier made an early return from his own injury. Sissoko shifted into central midfield, and Danny Rose started back to back games despite his huge efforts on Tuesday.

Perhaps this was too much of a muddled team to through Oliver Skipp into the heart of today, even if the young man did pretty well in the circumstance.

It would have been better to hand him his full debut when the team was at, or near’ its strongest, in order to offer him experience and support.

The weakened Tottenham side almost cost them today, but all in all, it worked out pretty well.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Skipp was superb. What nearly cost us today was lack of quality without Eriksen. Lamela just isn’t and never will be good enough.

  2. Oh c’mon. You’re just writing nonsense just to do it. The team has a had an incredibly tough run of games in the past couple weeks and coped very well despite Arsenal loss. He rotated the team today and they got a result, only team in league to not draw thus far. If he doesn’t rotate, people complain. If he does, we’re gonna complain as well?

  3. Nonsense. The team has a had an incredibly tough run of games in the past couple weeks and coped very well despite Arsenal loss. He rotated the team today and they got a result, only team in league to not draw thus far. If he doesn’t rotate, people complain. If he does, we’re gonna complain as well?

  4. I thought Skipp was rank average. Gave the ball away a few times and settled predominately for safe sideways and backward passes. In that respect mediocre. Next game I hope he shows some attacking instincts. As for Lamela I thought he played well layed Moura on in first half with a gorgeous pass finding Lucas free in the box, worked his socks off and looked like our most dangerous forward. Yes he missed a couple of chances too. But he gets himself in there. I though Dele was slow in possession and Moura just peripheral. HK struck me as tired

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