Pochettino makes up for mistake he admitted he could never repeat

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have named Juan Foyth in their Champions League squad ahead of next week’s tie against Borussia Dortmund.

The 21-year-old central defender was omitted from the squad which Mauricio Pochettino named to take part in the competition at the beginning of the season, which led to the Spurs boss admitting that he had made a mistake by not including his compatriot and one he could not repeat. (Sky Sports).

Following the conclusion of the group stage, Spurs were able to put forward a revised 25-man list for the knockout stages and he will now take his place in the squad.

Dortmund are the visitors to Wembley in the first leg next Wednesday, with the return leg taking place in Germany on March 5th, with a place in the quarter-finals awaiting the winner.

Following the departure of Mousa Dembele to China, it has allowed Pochettino to bring in Foyth as the 17th foreign player to be considered.

Champions League clubs are limited to 17 non-locally trained players in a squad of 25. Eligible youngsters are registered on a ‘B List’.

Vincent Janssen, who was recalled to train with the Spurs first team has not been included in the squad for the European competition.

Tottenham squad for Champions League knockout stages

Non-locally trained players: Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier, Ben Davies, Son Heung-min, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Fernando Llorente.

Locally trained players: Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Harry Kane.

B list: Alfie Whiteman, Brandon Austin, Kyle Walker-Peters, Timothy Eyoma, Luke Amos, George Marsh, Oliver Skipp, Jamie Bowden, Kazaiah Sterling.

 

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