Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose may have just played his way into an extremely difficult matchup.
The full-back was the star performer for England against Switzerland at the King Power Stadium.
The Three Lions ran out 1-0 winners but were poor as a collective.
Gareth Southgate’s side were fortunate to win the game, with the majority of players dropping average performances.
That cannot be said about Rose though, who looked dangerous in a left wing-back role.
Rose looked something close to the player that impressed at Tottenham before his recent injury problems, and fans were thrilled with his showing after the game.
Ben Davies has started three out of the club’s four Premier League games so far.
Rose to face Mo Salah?
If Rose gets the nod from Pochettino, and the likelihood of that has to be high, then there’s a good chance he’ll be seeing a lot of Mo Salah.
The Egyptian superstar tends to start games out from a wide right position, before swapping about the frontline with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
It could be a tough day at the office for Rose, with Salah easily one of Europe’s most dangerous forwards.
Salah, as everyone knows, has incredible speed and dribbling, and is extremely unpredictable with the ball at his feet.
He hasn’t quite got going in the same way as last season so far, and perhaps he’ll be eyeing Spurs, and Rose in particular, as a chance to truly kick-start his campaign.
Pochettino must select his formation carefully
Tottenham are comfortable playing with four or five at the back.
If Pochettino goes with five, then Rose must call on the left-sided centre-back to help him out defensively.
That should be Jan Vertonghen.
If he goes with four, then there would perhaps more be more responsibility on Rose to keep Salah in check.