Tottenham thrashed Huddersfield Town 4-0 on Saturday to put themselves in a commanding position in the race for the top 4 spots.
Pochettino made wholesale changes to the side that took to the field against Manchester City on Tuesday but that certainly didn’t affect the team’s performance.
The Argentine decided to start with a back 3 of Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth and Jan Vertonghen, with Kyle Walker-Peters and Ben Davies playing as wing backs.
Victor Wanyama was handed a rare start in the middle of the park alongside Moussa Sissoko, while Christian Eriksen played in the hole behind Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura.
Those who came into the side played brilliantly to steak a claim for a starting spot in the return leg at the Etihad on Wednesday.
While Moura stole the limelight with a brilliantly taken hattrick, Tottenham legend Ledley King has singled out the performance of his strike partner Llorente.
The former Spurs defender, who was covering the game for Sky Sports, gave credit to the Spaniard for holding the ball up well.
According to HITC, King told Sky Sports, “The goal didn’t come, but I think his overall game was very good.
“He had a big part to play in the team’s performance. He was a handful, he held the ball up well.”
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