Pochettino must turn the last week of misery into an opportunity for Tottenham. After such a humiliating defeat against Bayern, first-team stars must be dropped and fringe players must be given a chance to impress.
If Poch doesn’t start doing this, then the old Einstein quote comes to mind, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.’
So, who should the gaffer look to against Brighton?
Tottenham need solidity, and Eric Dier seems to be the prime choice to supply this. However, I want to see the 2016 Eric Dier, not the player from the last couple of seasons. I don’t want an all-round midfielder. I want that athletic presence just in front of the back four, tackling and intercepting before passing off to the creative players. Nothing more, nothing less. That was Dier at his best.
Definitely a more sensible left-back, albeit less attacking. Davies should be given a chance to show that he can cut down on the Spurs defensive errors, while also offering something going forward. A couple of good games could see him take the starting spot off Rose.
I honestly feel as if this kid should be given some Premier League minutes. Time and time again, Toby and Jan have made mistakes this season. They are great players, but they need to feel pushed when they are not performing. Tanganga, on the other hand, deserves a chance to impress after looking solid in the Carabao Cup and pre-season.
Not always the most consistent player. But with Eriksen and Dele constantly disappointing, actually give Lucas a run in the starting XI and see what he can do with minutes under his belt.
If ever Spurs needed a young Kane or Rashford type figure, it is now. The fans need something to get them excited and the team needs some youth and refreshment. Just look at Chelsea.
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