Harry Kane should be part of full strength Tottenham against Arsenal
Mauricio Pochettino is already adored by Tottenham fans for everything he’s implemented at the north London club since his arrival and it’s hard to imagine them finding anyone better for the manager’s job.
But he perhaps did make a rare blip earlier in December in the 4-2 defeat to rivals Arsenal in the Premier League and owes it to supporters to right that wrong when the two clash on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Pochettino’s side were outplayed by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, with decisions to bench Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Lucas Moura raising some eyebrows.
Spurs still sit third in the table and are in a great position right now, but a second north London derby defeat in the space of a month would not go down well on Wednesday night.
They should field a close to full strength XI on Wednesday night for the cup fixture at the Emirates, which means including star centre-forward Harry Kane in the team.
Kane did score a penalty in the loss to Arsenal, but service to him was at a premium and he was unable to leave his mark on the game.
The 25-year-old attacker has not been involved in a Carabao Cup match so far this season, but the quarter-finals is the time to stick with the senior players.
Pochettino’s doubters always point towards the fact he’s never won silverware and the path to a semi-final should be a major incentive for the Spurs boss to unleash his top stars on Arsenal.