Expected starting XI against Girona

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham’s last friendly before the Premier League season is against Girona at 7 pm BST tonight.

After two weeks in the USA for the International Champions Cup, many of the same players who featured there have travelled to Spain.

Spurs’ main men Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli have still not returned from their summer break after a prolonged World Cup journey.

Again, Spurs host a list of injuries with Moussa Sissoko, Josh Onomah and Victor Wanyama remaining in London.

Here is our predicted starting XI:

Vorm (C); Aurier, Carter-Vickers, Sanchez, Walker-Peters; Eriksen, Amos; Lucas, Son, N’Koudou; Llorente.

Timothy Eyoma started in the game against AC Milan but it was not the most convincing performance from the youngster and with the Premier League season just one week away Mauricio Pochettino may want to play is closest starting XI.

It will be interesting to see who will start at left-back, Kyle Walker-Peters won the Man of the Match award against Milan but Pochettino may want to start Ben Davies depending on his plans for the trip to Newcastle.

Luke Amos is expected to keep his place in the starting XI after proving to be Spurs’ stand out player throughout their USA tour.

Pochettino is likely to start Heung-min Son, the South Korean is available for the Newcastle trip but then will return to national duty to play in the Asian games.

Spurs fans, with the new season just around the corner how would your ideal starting XI lineup?


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  1. These young players are adapting well ,please keep them and play ! Them. Give the fans something to rejoice about. Would rather have these English players make it in the team than any multi million pound gamble. Good luck to these young lions

  2. It’s having these teams for pre-season (after a world cup competition admittedly) is why I won’t be going to Spurs pre-season games in the US anymore. The last time they toured the US, we drove around 3,000 miles to see all 3 games and then see mostly a 2nd team turn up.

    Between the PL, English Cup games, International games, Euros, WC, ANC, Asia cup, CL, EL….there are just too many games scheduled for the players. Now, we will have 1st team players turning up for the first game of the season in the PL that haven’t been in pre-season training at all.

  3. I agree with KevMeist. It has become a joke. The premier league should have been scheduled to start later, to give the world cup players a decent break and then time to do some preseason training.

    As the World Cup was on, it was ludicrous to arrange all these preseason games in USA. Son, Sanchez and Eriksen have had to do all this extra traveling, on top of all the travels that they did in Russia.


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