Tottenham suffered a 2-1 loss last night to a clinical Monaco, despite domintating the game, this is still fairly disappointing start to Tottenham’s UCL campaign but it wasn’t all negative.
Although Spurs came out with a loss there are a few players who did give some hope to the fans. For example, Kyle Walker was playing at his regular form with his pacey overlapping runs and dangerous crosses he seemed to be one of the few bright sparks. Mousa Dembélé, despite not playing the full 90 minutes as he came on at half time for a disappointing looking Heung-Min Son, was moved in to his traditional central midfield role which moved Dele Alli up to the left wing spot and proved how influential they can both be when they are playing on full form with Dembélé’s powerful runs and strong tackles.
Unfortunately, “Super Jan” was at fault for the first goal and his miscommunication with Toby Alderweireld led to the 2nd goal which ultimately is a sign, in my opinion, that this team with all of it’s squad depth needs to start rotating players more. Case in point, being Harry Kane who was very poor last night and really needs to be rested as he has been playing weekly since February after recovering from his broken nose against Crystal Palace.
Ultimately, as fans we don’t know all of the ins and outs of team selection but looking towards the match on Sunderland on Sunday at the lane, this would be my ideal starting XI.
Walker Alderweireld Wimmer Davies/Rose (depending on injury status.)
Lamela Alli Eriksen
Subs, Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Vertonghen, Son, Sissoko, Winks, Kane