Date: 12th May 2018 at 9:41am
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Tottenham have secured Champions League football for another year but manager Mauricio Pochettino is still not satisfied, saying he wants to ensure that Spurs finish third.

To do that they need to beat Leicester who overcame a poor run of form to beat struggling Arsenal in midweek.

Leicester won’t have much motivation to put everything on the line ahead of the World Cup finals this summer, although playing at Wembley will always stir the hearts.

Despite having his sights set on third though, Pochettino has hinted at changes and is suffering a run of injuries including Serge Aurier (hamstring), Mousa Dembele (ankle), Kieran Trippier (knee) and Victor Wanyama (thigh), although Eric Dier should be back after illness.

Pochettino has said Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters could start, with Foyth set for his Premier League debut, but he should also bring back Toby Alderweireld for his Spurs swansong.

Whatever has been going on behind the scenes, Alderweireld is the best centre-back at the club at the moment, given that Jan Vertonghen is not 100% fit.

He should marshal Juan Foyth at the back and Pochettino should also find a space for Brazilian attacker Lucas Moura.

The Tottenham manager has said he’s one for next season but a run-out against Leicester would be the perfect preparation for him. Christian Eriksen, involved in 21 goals for Spurs this season, has played a lot of games and should be used from the bench if needed.

Here is the starting XI that will smash Leicester and guarantee Tottenham third place in the league:

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