Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has named an unchanged side to the one that drew 2-2 with Liverpool at Anfield last weekend for the huge North London derby clash against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday, and Spurs fans have been quick to have their say on the selection.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 10, 2018
Toby Alderweireld was one of those that could have come into contention to return to the XI following his 90-minute comeback against Newport County during the week, but the Belgian doesn’t even make the substitutes’ bench with Davinson Sanchez keeping his place at the heart of the defence.
Pochettino’s men currently lie one point outside of the top four in the Premier League and know that a draw would be enough to see them move above another rival from the capital in Chelsea on goal difference, but a win would also give them a seven-point advantage over the sixth-placed Gunners.
Tottenham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Pochettino’s selection for the derby, and while one said “very surprised we’re not seeing the pace of Aurier and Rose today”, another said “strange that there is no Toby and Winks on the bench”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Llorente dropped from bench, best news all year
— Sophh🌸 (@soph_thfc) February 10, 2018
Great team line up. Options from bench but solid from the start .
— Essex Yiddo (@Neil_I_Am37) February 10, 2018
No Toby wow
— #harrykaneteam (@hotspur71) February 10, 2018
Spot on 👍 #COYS
— Robbie Prouse (@RobbieProuse) February 10, 2018
Strange that there is no Tony and Winks on the bench, although it is still very strong. Hopefully some minutes for Lucas if we can get a few goals up. Please win 🙏🏼 COYS
— Kieran Kirschner (@kkirschy23) February 10, 2018
Very surprised we’re not seeing the pace of Aurier and Rose today? Would have started Wanyama as well!
— James Bradley (@JamesBradley88) February 10, 2018
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