Tottenham Hotspur will now be gearing up to their next pre-season match of the summer against Real Madrid tomorrow at the Allianz Arena in Germany.
Spurs will then face either Bayern Munich or Fenerbahce in the same stadium just 24 hours later on Wednesday as part of the Audi Cup competition.
Let’s take a look at the five biggest talking points from Spurs’ squad announcement:
Danny Rose returns –
Tottenham’s first-team left-back from last season, Danny Rose, has returned to the senior squad after being left out of the tour of Asia. Spurs claimed that the player had been left at home to pursue a potential exit. However, by including him in this latest squad, it would tend to imply that Rose will be part of Poch’s team come the new season.
No Nkoudou sale –
Like Rose, Nkoudou was left at home to pursue any potential exits, but once again it looks as if Spurs are finding it hard to shift the Frenchman. By including him in this squad, Spurs are probably attempting to shop window him for a late loan move or sale, because I highly doubt that he has suddenly played his way back into Poch’s plans.
Sanchez is back –
Davinson Sanchez returns to the squad after his Copa America exploits, giving him a chance to get some minutes before the new season.
Hugo Lloris’ recovery –
The Spurs captain has clearly recovered from his tonsillitis to make the latest squad. This is a huge boost as Gazzaniga looked far from comfortable in Asia. It will give Hugo a good chance to get some minutes under his belt before the start of the new Premier League season.
Injury list –
Spurs announced that Eric Dier and Ben Davies are still recovering, which Serge Aurier had to undergo surgery on his hand. Victor Wanyama is said to have a knee problem that was picked up in training. Apart from that, no fresh injury concerns.
Youngsters in favour –
The list of youngsters included in the squad has been trimmed slightly, perhaps highlighting the ones Pochettino is keen to promote this season. Anthony Georgiou, George Marsh, Troy Parrott, Jack Roles, Japhet Tanganga, Harvey White, and Alfie Whiteman all make it in.
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