Three changes Tottenham should make after the international break

Tottenham have taken five points from their opening three matches and will be hoping that they can push on after the international break. The signings of Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou have been confirmed since the last match, providing Mauricio Pochettino with more attacking options for the weekend. There are still concerns about Dele Alli and Harry Kane, both of whom are suffering with form issues. Here are three changes that we think they should make ahead of the weekend:

Bring Ben Davies in at left-back

Danny Rose has picked up a hamstring injury and is a doubt for this weekend. That is a blow to Tottenham as the England international has been one of the most consistent performers in the squad for the last 12 months. He has emerged as a regular for both club and country, with his style of play making him the perfect modern day full-back. His work rate gives him the ability to get up and down the left wing, while his pace allows him to recover when he is caught high up the pitch.

 

Mauricio Pochettino is a careful manager and he will not want to take any unnecessary risks this weekend, especially with a packed fixture list in September. He has built a squad with two players for every position and he won’t hesitate to bring Ben Davies into the starting eleven. The Welshman had a superb summer at Euro 2016 and will be eager to prove his worth to his club side this weekend. He possesses the same work rate as Rose, but is less polished than the Englishman. Although he is second choice, Davies will get a lot of game time this season due to Tottenham’s busy schedule and this weekend is a great opportunity for him to stake his claim for more minutes.

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