Spurs academy graduate set to start against Barca? – Poch answers all

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Tottenham Hotspur grinded out yet another win away from home last night, putting two goals past Leicester City while keeping a clean sheet of their own.

The 2-0 win put them back above London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal yet again, after they both won their games to momentarily displace Spurs earlier in the day.

Tottenham also made up ground on the former league leaders Manchester City after they lost their game to Chelsea.

All in all, a pretty good result for Tottenham, but there was one thorn among roses come full time.

Unfortunately, Serge Aurier was forced to retire from the match through injury, leaving Pochettino with a midweek headache.

Usually Kieran Trippier would occupy the right back berth, but he too is out injured, and the responsibility could fall on young Kyle Walker-Peters to take on Barcelona on Tuesday.

This would be by far KWP’s biggest game of his career, and his first start for Spurs in a good while.

Pochettino had this to say on Serge’s injury (Football London):  “We’ll see. We need to assess tomorrow. We don’t know. I really don’t know if he’s going to be ready or not to play.”

The gaffer also reference KWP’s potential place in the team: “I think he’s ready to play. All the players that we have in the squad, the younger ones like Oliver Skipp or Troy Parrott, who was involved today for the first time, it’s because they’re involved in the first team during days, during weeks, during months, and it’s only to give the possibility to play. I don’t doubt and I am not worried about players who are injured or don’t perform in their best, because we have another who can replace them. I promise we are going to win or lose with one or another.”

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