Pochettino opens up on his problems at right-back ahead of the NLD

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino have somewhat of a mini-crisis on their hands when it comes to right-back this weekend.

At least they aren’t playing in a North London Derby at the Emirates, right?

Recent injury news has revealed that Kyle Walker-Peters is out injured for the tie against the club’s arch-rivals, a player who has started all three of the games so far this season.

Reports indicate that Serge Aurier will not be used by Pochettino as his future at the club is unclear (Guardian), and last year’s starter Kieran Trippier is off thriving at Atletico Madrid.

So, this leaves a few makeshift options. Eric Dier, who has played right-back before, is also out injured for the match. Juan Foyth is also unavailable due to injury.

Moussa Sissoko would probably be next in line in terms of right-back experience, so could we see him start at full-back against the Gunners?

Pochettino is adamant that it is not a worry (Football London): “It’s not a worry, only an issue we need to fix, trying to find another solution. I am very optimistic that we will find the best way to perform. There’s no excuses. Always when one option disappears there is another option that appears and we will play with 11 players, from the beginning eh?”

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