Christian Eriksen’s January exit really signified a change at Tottenham, as they look to move away from the team that so nearly won silverware under former manager Mauricio Pochettino and build a new identity under current boss Jose Mourinho.
Spurs are slowly starting to form a new team that will be hope to be competing moving forward and they have an experienced man at the helm in Mourinho.
But since the Portuguese manager took charge in November there is an interesting statistic that exists.
He is yet to try out a midfield combination of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks all in the same starting XI.
It’s a wish that so many Spurs fans have been begging for this season, but they are yet to see it happen and it seems a no-brainer.
Ndombele and Lo Celso are both new signings that have added a real creativity to the midfield, while England international Winks is the pivot that dictates play and breaks it up from deep.
There have been injuries and suspensions that have at times prevented Mourinho from testing the trio as a starting pack, but on other occasions he’s overlooked it when all have been available.
Spurs have a superb midfield on paper with a great balance that surely has to be tested out, as the reward may be massive.
There is the right blend of skill and power between the trio, so Mourinho should waste no time in selecting them together.
The home match on Wednesday night against Southampton in an FA Cup fourth round replay looks the perfect opportunity to do so.