24-year-old axed in Pochettino 3-4-3: Tottenham best possible XI v Leicester
COMMENT By Danny Wright
Mauricio Pochettino must drop Son Heung-Min and employ a different tactic in order to field his best possible line-up at Leicester on Thursday.
The 24-year-old should not feature having failed to have supplied a goal or assist in his last five appearances and Pochettino should also revert back to a 3-4-3 formation in order to accommodate the change.
Danny Rose is a doubt for the game but if he’s available then he should come straight in to replace Ben Davies as a left wing-back.
Mousa Dembele should come in for Son as an extra body will be needed in midfield to see Eric Dier drop back into the three-man defence.
Hugo Lloris must keep his place in goal behind a rearguard of Dier, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
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Kieran Tripper should line up at right wing-back due to doubts surrounding the future of Kyle Walker, who has also been out of form in recent weeks.
Rose should start on the left, with Victor Wanyama joining Dembele in the centre of midfield.
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen must line up in the attacking midfield roles in support of star striker Harry Kane, who should start up front to spearhead the attack.
Spurs guaranteed their highest Premier League finish with the 2-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday in the final match at White Hart Lane.
Pochettino’s men will remain in second place regardless of what happens in their last two matches against Leicester and Hull.
The Foxes also have no worries of their own following a miraculous surge up the table in recent months.
Craig Shakepseare and his men could be gunning for a top half finish though, as although they are currently 11th, they could move up to eight if West Brom and Southampton lose their mid-week fixtures.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Neville has picked this unlikely player as Spurs’ man of the season.