Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has omitted two big name players from Tottenham Hotspur’s UEFA Champions League squad, naming just a 21 man-team.
New signings Sanchez, Foyth, Auruer, Llorente and Gazzaniga have all made the squad, whereas youngster’s Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters do not need to be registered being under the age of 21.
According to The Independent, Tottenham have been limited to a squad of just 21 players due to UEFA’s regulations regarding home-grown talent.
Each squad must include a minimum of 8 home-grown players, however Spurs have just 7 (Kane, Alli, Davies, Rose, Winks, Walker-Peters and Trippier) and have therefore been restricted to a squad of the 21 players listed below.
Injured Argentine Erik Lamela has been left out understandably due to the hip problems the 25 year old has been suffering from since October last year.
However, Dutch striker Vincent Janssen has also been left out, which may signal the 22 year old’s fall down the pecking order since the arrival of 32 year old veteran forward Fernando Llorente, who joined from Swansea City on deadline day.
Tottenham’s full squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers – Paulo Gazzaniga, Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm.
Defenders – Toby Alderweireld, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Juan Foyth, Danny Rose, Davinson Sanchez, Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen.
Midfielders – Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Moussa Sissoko, Victor Wanyama.
Strikers – Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente, Heung-Min Son.
Would you have selected a different squad? If so, who would you have dropped and why?
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