Tottenham Hotspur’s defence has been abysmal so far this season, yet the same old players are being chosen by Pochettino again and again. Surely it has to stop somewhere?
I am hoping that the Argentine finally decides to switch things up this weekend away to Everton, with Spurs in desperate need of a win and a clean sheet.
So far this season, the Lilywhites have managed just the three shut outs in all competitions which included the 0-0 against Colchester that eventually resulted in a penalty shootout loss.
For me, the first player to go has to be Serge Aurier. A red card against Southampton. A penalty given away to Liverpool. One of the worst performances I have ever seen against Bayern Munich. How is this guy still starting?
While I would like to see Juan Foyth try out at right-back, I think Walker-Peters is the choice against Everton. I would then drop Toby Alderweireld and bring in Foyth to partner Davinson Sanchez.
That partnership has not been tried often enough, especially considering they could become the first-team duo after Toby and Jan leave.
On the left side of defence, Danny Rose is also in desperate need of a dropping. With Sessegnon probably not yet available to start, Ben Davies seems like the obvious and sensible choice.
Finally, I realise that the game may come too soon for him, but I would love to see Eriksen dropped and Giovani Lo Celso given his first start in a Spurs shirt.
Come on, Pochettino. Change things up… please.
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