Tottenham set to rotate defence against Brighton

Well, it seems that for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino’s reign all could not be well in North London.

Sinking to last-minute heartbreak in their 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League, Spurs are without a win in September.

Pochettino and Tottenham fans are demanding more evidence that they can finally be a substantial title contender.

Still looking to find the right formula this season, changes are expected to be made for Saturday’s match against the Seagulls.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tottenham’s defensive revamp

At the start of the season, few would have expected that Tottenham’s visit to Brighton would be described as ‘a must win’.

Never the less, after three defeats on the bounce, their trip to the Amex is arguably their biggest test of the new campaign

Conceding two goals in each of their defeats, Tottenham’s boss is set to make two changes for Saturday’s trip down the South Coast.

Suspicious by their absence against Inter Milan in midweek, the Evening Standard are reporting thatPochettino is set to recall both Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier.

In their 2-1 defeat at the San Siro on Wednesday, the Argentinian tactician claimed “technical reasons” were behind his decision to drop the defensive duo.

Opting to leave them in London, it is expected the pair will be recalled for Saturday’s trip to Brighton.

While replacements Serge Aurier and Davinson Sanchez did impress on their recall from the start,Pochettino is looking to play two of his standout performers so far.

Both Trippier and Alderweirled were key parts of England’s and Belgium’s push to the semi-final of this summers World Cup.

It has been confirmed that neither defender is carrying an injury.

There is no doubt Spurs fans will undoubtedly be glad to see a tightening to what is becoming a leaky defence.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium on September 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tottenham’s September slump continues

Although we’re not even a month removed from their 3-0 win away at Old Trafford, some are labeling Tottenham’s struggles as a mini-crisis.

Gaining a reputation for their inability to take points off of fellow top six sides, their 2-1 loss to Liverpool epitomized their recent issues.

The 10 shots that they faced against Jurgen Klopp’s side were the most they have had at their goal in the past four seasons.

Coupled with a 2-1 loss to Watford at the start of the month, this is the first time Spurs have lost three games on the bounce under Pochettino.

It is no surprise that Tottenham’s struggles have come at a time where Harry Kane is misfiring up top.

Looking increasingly more tired by the week, England’s captain has now managed just two goals in his last 11 appearances for club and country.


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