Opinion: Who I believe should start at left-back for Tottenham this season

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham Hotspur seem to still have plenty of questions surrounding their full-back positions heading into the new Premier League season.

With Kyle Walker-Peters being the only senior full-back included in the pre-season tour of Asia squad, Pochettino has done little to hint who could be his starting left-back this season.

Danny Rose was left at home to explore a possible move away from Tottenham, despite being at the club for the past 12 years (Tottenham).

Ben Davies was also not included despite signing a new five-year contract (Standard), after he recovers from a recent injury.

Meanwhile, reports indicated that we could expect to see Ryan Sessegnon come through the doors at Hotspur Way this week, although no such deal has happened as of yet (Star).

So, who would I pick as my starting left-back if all three of these players were at the club come August?

The decision is simple for me, Danny Rose. Fast, powerful, athletic, passionate, experienced, Danny Rose is everything you want from a Prem left-back.

In my opinion, he is still England’s best left-sided full-back, and he was back to top form towards the end of the 2018/19 season, after some issues on and off the pitch.

He would also be the perfect role model for Ryan Sessegnon, as an experienced and painfully honest English left-back who has also dealt with both racism and depression in his time as a professional athlete.

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