Paulo Gazzaniga starting for Tottenham v Arsenal is a risk
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to take a huge risk against Arsenal on Wednesday night, as he confirmed that goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga will start in the Carabao Cup quarter-final tie at the Emirates Stadium.
Spurs are preparing for their second north London derby of the month and would love some retribution after losing the first meeting 4-2 in the Premier League.
Pochettino has revealed prior to the cup fixture that number one goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will step aside for Argentinian shot-stopper Gazzaniga.
“He (Gazzaniga) is going to play. I will rotate. One player for sure, yes,” Pochettino said in his press conference, as cited by Football.London.
But it could be suggested that the manager has not learned from last season’s mistake.
Spurs boss Pochettino fell victim to heavy criticism last season following the club’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United.
The club are keen to end their recent unwanted run of 10 years without silverware and were in a great position last season to reach a cup final.
Spurs’ trusted number one Lloris was omitted in the FA Cup loss and deputy Michel Vorm came into the side to make a howler for Ander Herrera’s winning strike.
The need for some silverware in the cabinet is huge for Pocehttino and he should stick with his number one against Arsenal, despite the fact Gazzaniga has done very little wrong when given the chance.