Three things Pochettino must do to avoid a Fulham upset
Tottenham Hotspur face Championship outfit Fulham in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup this Sunday. However, expecting a routine win against second-tier opposition is a dangerous game.
Indeed, promotion is probably a little beyond the Cottagers this season – they are currently laying six points off a play-off spot – but Slavisa Jokanovic has steadily forged an exciting, attacking side that certainly knows where the goal is, netting the third-most times of any Championship club this season.
Add home advantage and a run of six wins in nine into the equation, and Sunday’s game – our Fixture in Focus – has the potential to be a real banana-skin for the visiting Premier League outfit.
Sometimes in football, you have to take a step back in order to move forwards, and that may well be the approach Pochettino is forced to take this weekend, especially if he plans to field a weakened team.
With that in mind, we take a look at THREE defensive tweaks Pochettino must make to ensure Spurs aren’t on the receiving end of the Fifth Round’s biggest upset.