My potential starting XI for Tottenham Hotspur next season – 4-3-3

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Tanguy Ndombele
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Tottenham Hotspur are under a month away from their first game of the new Premier League season, and although the transfer window is still open, I want to take a look at my ideal starting XI.

I have remained realistic with Tottenham’s budget and the players who have been linked with the club, but I believe that this team could do some great things next year.

I have also named two players for every position:

GK – Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga – Will be a fantastic duo, with Gazza taking the cup competitions and Hugo taking the League and Champions League.

LB – Danny Rose and Ben Davies – A tried and tested duo who each bring something different to the table, allowing Poch to pick and choose depending on the style of game.

LCB – Jan Vertonghen and Juan Foyth – Vertonghen speaks for himself and although Foyth may be used at right-back a bit next season, I would also like to continue testing him centrally as well.

RCB – Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez – I hope and pray that Spurs keep Toby, and Sanchez seems like his natural understudy.

RB – Dani Alves and Kieran Trippier – An out there call, but Dani Alves would bring some great experience for one season and I believe Tripps still has more to offer. Walker-Peters should also be given more minutes.

LCM – Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko – Both very similar in style, which is why I assume they will largely be rotated, but both bring power and driving football.

CM – Dele Alli and Oliver Skipp – I think it could be a huge season for Dele and having seen Skipp pull the strings for the under-21s in this position, I would like to see him being given more responsibility.

RCM – Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks – The first is still only a slim chance, but could bring great quality, while Harry Winks is the future of the Spurs midfield for the next decade.

LW – Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura – Both class acts and are capable of bagging 10-15 goals a season.

ST – Harry Kane and Troy Parrott – With no real Kane back-up as of yet in the Spurs squad, I would love to see young Parrott step up and be given the odd few minutes.

RW – Dani Ceballos and Erik Lamela – The first would be an amazing signing for Spurs with his dynamic attacking play and set pieces while the latter is always capable of great things if he stays fit.

Other mentions: Kyle Walker-Peters, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Christian Eriksen (if he stays), Fernando Llorente (if under contract), Alfie Whiteman, Jack Roles, Cameron Carter-Vickers.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Well all very well ytrying to put square pegs n round holes, but Foyth is a right footed player not a LCB, Left back is a weak area that needs to be improved on rather than leaving as is, Dani Ceballos is a deep lying midfield playmaker not a right winger, Skipp is more DM than a CM, Alli more AM than CM and though in theory Tripps can only get better compered to last year, it will be a gamble against getting a good price now and replacing with a young, strong pacy alternative. As for Alves no doubt he has been a great player in his time, but moving to the PL at 36 and hoping he may shine in the same way he did at Seville and Barca in his prime would be a massive challenge, especially after playing in a much less intense league the last two seasons

  2. Other than the fact that 3 of that team of 11 have NOT been signed yet (and maybe won’t be signed). Not much point to this article, Seb.

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