Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has made three changes to the side that will take the field today in his first Premier League home match against Bournemouth.
Jan Vertonghen, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko all come into the team in place of Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura who all started against Olympiacos.
Ndombele’s first start under Mourinho is something that will have Spurs fans excited given the Frenchman’s impressive cameo off the bench on Tuesday.
The Portuguese tactician keeps faith with Eric Dier, who he took off at the half-hour mark against Olympiacos after the team struggled to get going in the opening stages of the game.
It looks like Sissoko has been included as a part of the front four as opposed to the midfield pivot position which the Frenchman grew accustomed to playing under Pochettino.
Some Spurs fans were particularly surprised with Mourinho’s decision to play Sissoko out wide rather than in central midfield.
Others were looking forward to see Ndombele in action from the start for the first time under the new regime:
Jose hoping to play Dier into fitness! The only way to go long term…..
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) November 30, 2019
Sissoko RW 😬 https://t.co/Q3zzALFwPm
— Ethan (@EthanCOYS) November 30, 2019
Looks like Sissoko could be playing RW and Jan potentially gonna have a tough time up against Fraser. At least Ndombele back in the team and a front 3 capable of ruining any defence. Should be a good game https://t.co/BYbfmKI98N
— Max 🌪 (@MaxTHFC_) November 30, 2019
Kane hat-trick I'm hearing, Ndombele with some assists 🙏🏼
— Karan (@ChromeSabre) November 30, 2019
Ndombele starts under Jose 🤫🤫
— Adam Hillier (@AdamHillier16) November 30, 2019
Shit sandwich today- glad he’s dropped winks for ndombele but not sure on the sissoko for Moura one 🤒
— Paul Wetherall (@paul_wetherall) November 30, 2019
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Vertonghen coming in at left-back is something that surprised a few Spurs fans given the centre half hasn’t played there too often recently. However, given Mourinho’s preference to play a system that switches to a back three in possession, I believe the Belgian might be perfectly suited for the system.
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