Tottenham Hotspur take on Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night in the Champions League at the Westfalenstadion with a 3-0 aggregate lead – and Spurs fans want Erik Lamela to start the match.
Spurs come into the Champions League last 16 clash with a big advantage. Goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente saw Tottenham earn a comfortable win at Wembley.
But since the win in Europe, things have not been great at Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side lose to Burnley and then to Chelsea, before drawing against north London rivals Arsenal.
With only three days rest following the 1-1 draw against the Gunners on Saturday, Spurs could make changes as they face Southampton in the Premier League this weekend – which sees Pochettino face his old side.
That may see Pochettino give fellow countryman Lamela a chance from the off. The Argentina international has been made to wait regularly, and he was a substitute in Saturday’s derby.
But the former AS Roma star has started just one of Spurs’ last five outings. He deserves a chance if Pochettino is to make a change to his side and freshen things up. Indeed, Spurs fans are keen to see Lamela start.
— Rory Loxton (@Loxtonspurs10) March 5, 2019
Eriksen must start at no 10 position to provide a creativity in the team and tiredless Lamela and Son will damage the Dort's defence. Alli atlest to start in bench and gain a game fitness later.
— Aril (@sbsharilbharin) March 5, 2019
Play Son upfront instead of Kane, play Lamela over Eriksen. Easy, if that team can't go to Dortmund and see out a game with a 3-0 lead we don't deserve to go through. Except for Eriksen it's the team which gave us 3-0 lead anyway
— Welsh Yid Army (@Welshyidarmy) March 4, 2019
My XI for Dortmund:
— ً (@DeleEdition) March 4, 2019
Chances we make 7 or 8 changes Tuesday night and get spanked by dortmund?
Wouldn’t suprise me if it’s something like
Lloris, Davies, sanchez, foyth, toby, aurier; winks, sissoko; lamela, eriksen, moura; llorente.
— Martin (@IAmNotOllyMurs) March 3, 2019
My Tottenham team for tonight 👇🏻
Aurier Toby Jan Sanchez Davies
Son Lamela Lucas
— Paolo Iantosca 🎙 (@LWOSPaolo) March 5, 2019
Tomorrow we’re going to see Davies/Lamela/KWP
— Dan (@DannyOreilly_1) March 4, 2019