Spurs have more strength in this squad than for any time I can remember in recent history.
In the past, if it was said, Spurs will be fielding a ‘weakened’ team, that meant exactly that, and no one was expecting them to do very well in that particular game.
However, tonight in the Carabao Cup, although we have yet to see the names on the team sheet, various media predictions are obviously saying, Spurs will have a ‘weakened’ side out, for obvious reasons.
This season has resulted in a huge difference from the past, and that is, a ‘weakened’side, no longer means a ‘weak’ side, far from it.
Naturally, as I mentioned earlier, most of the regular players will be rested for the PL clash with Man Utd on Saturday, followed by the massive CL game with Real Madrid on the following Wednesday.
My guess is the side will look something like this:(All Internationals, at various age levels).
Foyth Sanchez Vertonghen
Walker-Peters Dier Dembele Rose
Pochettino as already stated he wants new signing Juan Foyth to prove himself, and he will have a stern test against West Ham’s giant of a forward Andy Carrol. The same goes for the likes of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, who must prove he is good enough for this Spurs squad, and hopefully he will use his explosive pace, to take-on the West Ham defence and find Fernando Lorente with some accurate crosses. Fernando Llorente himself, has the ideal platform to show what he can do In a Spurs shirt, and repeat his goal-scoring feats for his previous clubs.
Moussa Dembele and Danny Rose look to return after their injuries, so they too will be looking to cement their individual places for the future, with good displays tonight, as will all the players out there, as Mauricio Pottechino is creating a team, where everyone is fighting for a place, in one of the best Spurs teams seen for years !
In conclusion, West Ham United are having a torrid time in the league, and this is probably, one of the last remaining fixtures where Slaven Bilic will be in charge, and the Hammers will be trying to keep their fans happy too, by trying to advance in this cup competition.
So I think West Ham will have ‘a right old go’, but in the end, Tottenham’s depth in class and organisation will overcome them, for a slim victory by the odd goal.
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