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Spurs’ youthful potential XI against Bayern Munich

Tottenham Hotspur face Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday and Jose Mourinho could select a rather youthful XI.

He has already confirmed that Harry Kane won’t be playing, with Spurs already qualified for the knockout stages and confirmed to be finishing second in Group B.

That opens the door for Troy Parrott to make his Champions League debut after his Premier League bow against Burnley at the weekend.

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Indeed, Spurs could select a remarkably youthful XI versus the German champions, who beat them 7-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while Mauricio Pochettino was still manager.

Football FanCast takes a look at the team Mourinho should pick…

Paulo Gazzaniga getting minutes under his belt is never a bad thing and it makes sense to pick an experienced goalkeeper who can marshall a youthful backline.

Kyle Walker-Peters ought to be brought in at right-back, too, as he has been starved of chances at the club and has yet to play under Mourinho.

At centre-back, a pairing of Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga is experimental and bold but the former is approaching 30 appearances for the club and the latter made his debut against Colchester United earlier this season. There can be no better time to partner them up.

At left-back, Ben Davies remains injured while Jan Vertonghen played against Bayern; an experienced head like Danny Rose, perhaps with the captain’s armband, is a wise choice.

In midfield, there are plentiful options but 19-year-old Oliver Skipp should be a beneficiary of Mourinho’s willingness to play the kids – he has been exposed to first-team football before and made his European debut earlier this season.

He can be partnered with Victor Wanyama, who has to shake off his match rustiness at some point.

Giovani Lo Celso, the Real Betis loanee who has yet to make too much of an impression, has an ideal chance to impress in attacking midfield here, with Mourinho granting him the No.10 role.

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On the right-side of the attack, Spurs can deploy Christian Eriksen, another who has not played all that much under Mourinho; he can play there and cut inside regularly.

Another 19-year-old in Ryan Sessegnon should then be given a chance on the left wing, after making a 15-minute cameo against Burnley, with Parrott selected up front.

The Republic of Ireland international could make a major impression with a strong showing and it makes sense to give Harry Kane something of a rest.

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