The importance of the Tottenham full backs

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Ever since Pochettino took over as Spurs boss, there has been a heavy reliance on wing backs bombing up and down the channels.

The Argentine has also always been a fan of rotating these players as often as possible, due to the sheer workload they get through.

When he first arrived we saw this through Kyle Walker and Danny Rose as first team full backs, rotated out and often rested for the likes of Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies.

Now the latter two have transformed into class full backs in their own right, and it’s them who hold the first team spots now, with Danny Rose and Serge Aurier providing rotation.

This is a key element of Spurs’ game, as it keeps the wing back’s legs fresh for each and every match.

This is especially important around the festive period, as the congestion of fixtures is near impossible for one full back to take on himself.

Pochettino can instead pick and choose which player is better suited to each game, for example, the pace of Aurier, or the crossing of Trippier.

With Tripps and Rose back from injury now, this has given Tottenham a huge boost.

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