Recently, Tottenham have been hit by a flurry injuries, with Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose amongst many absentees for Mauricio Pochettino.
But the most important of any of those players may Danny Rose, with Kieran Trippier deputising well for Kyle Walker and Eric Dier adequately providing cover at centre-back, it puts a magnifying glass on the left-back position, with teams in recent weeks directly attacking Ben Davies, who looks set to deputise for the injured Rose for at least another month.
The Liverpool game a couple of weeks ago is the perfect example, the Wales international came in for the injured Rose and was subsequently torn apart by on-fire and significantly faster, Sadio Mane.
Away to Anfield may well have been one of the worst performances so far this season on our part, although Eric Dier looked very unstable himself, Ben Davies was consistently ripped apart by the Senegalese winger, who scored 2 goals in nearly as many minutes, en-route to an easy win for Liverpool.
The loss highlighted just how important Rose is to the squad, he has the speed and strength that Ben Davies does not possess, as well as the ability to fly up and down the pitch for 90 minutes as part of the wing back role he does so well.
Recent reports have suggested that 16 year-old Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham could be pinpointed by Spurs as a more likeminded replacement.
Danny Rose and Kyle Walker have featured in the top 5 defenders for creating chances in a study by Sky Sports, with only Liverpool’s James Milner above them, with good reason too, with both men doing two jobs, becoming vital instruments in the attacking potential of Spurs, an aspect that has been missing recently.
When in the final third, he has shown a great eye for picking out a ball to feed Dele Alli or Harry Kane, or maybe even scoring himself, as shown by his fantastic strike against Burnley at WHL.
Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated his support for the Wales international, who put in great displays during the Euro 2016 tournament, but has been pinpointed as the weak link in an otherwise strong Spurs defence.
Next up for Spurs is Everton at home on Sunday 5th March, looking to increase on our winning streak at White Hart Lane to 11 on the bounce.
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