Tottenham Hotspur earned their first piece of silverware for the season last night, albeit a pre-season cup, as they defeated Bayern Munich on penalties to lift the Audi Cup.
While the cup itself means nothing, beating top European teams is always a good habit to get into and Spurs are looking sharp for the season start.
However, there are still some question marks over Pochettino’s squad ahead of their first match against Aston Villa this month.
The most contentious position has to be at right-back, with Spurs’ first choice from last season, Kieran Trippier, leaving for Atletico Madrid this summer.
Pochettino has been trying out the likes of Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth in the position this pre-season, but it is still unclear who he sees as first pick.
The Argentine’s hand may be forced now though as Foyth was stretchered off the pitch last night and is actually banned for the first two Prem games anyway.
Serge Aurier has yet to play this pre-season after sustaining a hand injury on duty for the Ivory Coasts at the African Cup of Nations.
Pundit, Gus Poyet, believes that Walker-Peters offers a more natural full-back width for Spurs this season (ITV 4 coverage of Spurs vs Bayern at 19:15 pm): “The style of play, they need a player like Walker-Peters. The players giving width are the full-backs. You need a player to go up and down.
“Foyth is a solid defender, but Kyle gets you up and down. He only played a few games last year, but after Trippier left he could be very important.”
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