They’re off in Dubai for a nice break I think a lot of clubs are doing similar bit of mid season sun after a hard December.
A lot will depend on who’s available but you have to assume that unless there are injuries the team will be
Young Jones Lindelof Shaw
Herrera Matic Pogba
Lingard Rashford Martial
As always the key to beating Spurs is stop Eriksen he’s the one who feeds Kane & Alli if you can starve him of the ball Kane comes deep which makes him easier to defend against.
Last season was a disaster 1-0 down after 10 seconds we can’t afford that and the switching off defensively has to stop because Spurs will punish that players like Kane, Alli, Eriksen & Son don’t need a second chance to score.
This is a huge game for Pogba Spurs have nothing in central midfield to fear can he dominate that part of the pitch and force Spurs back at times.
I’m not convinced we will win but I just want to see the team compete in one of these big games as in all the big games this season I think we’ve been second best for the large majority of the game. Can we make it an even contest and see how the cards fall.
The plus point is Spurs have a very big game tomorrow whilst we've got 8 days to prepare for this. And whilst it's the League Cup they've got on Wednesday those two hate eachother there'll be a big intensity to the game and it's a semi final for thier players that don't have any medals to show for their careers.
Spurs weakness this season has been at right back. Trippier is still in Russia and Aurier is useless going backwards so that's what we need to expose.
Yeah after watching the game last night Spurs basically sat deep after scoring looking to put Son in behind those long balls up to Jones/Lindelöf could be a problem.
Jones had a real mixed bag vs this lot last season he was a disaster in the league game but absolutely bossed Kane in the semi final it was such a chalk and cheese performance if we are going to get anything we need good Jones to turn up and hope that he doesn't have his 1 in 5 shocker.
That's assuming he makes it back from Dubai you never know with him he'll probably fall down a well or accidently wander off into the dessert the big idiot.