New signing axed in Pochettino 4-2-3-1: Tottenham best possible XI to face Bayer Leverkusen
By Amir Mir
Tottenham should make three changes to the side that visits Germany to take on Bayern Leverkusen in a tough Champions League group game on Tuesday night.
Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko and the injured Toby Alderweireld must make way for Heung-Min Son, Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier.
In-form Son should come into the starting XI, after he was a substitute during the north London clubs 1-1 draw against West Brom on Saturday.
The versatile forward will influence the game a lot more, with his ability to run with the ball and link up play with striker Vincent Janssen who should play up top.
Summer signing Sissoko needs to be dropped to the bench in place of defensive-midfielder Dembele, who would offer that extra bite in a tough Champions League clash in Germany.
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First-team starter Alderweireld went off injured in the second-half against West Brom at the weekend and must not be risked.
Therefore, the reliable and versatile Dier should fit in at the heart of the club’s defence, alongside Jan Vertonghen.
Additionally, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama, Kyle Walker, Ben Davies and Hugo Lloris should all continue in the starting line-up for Spurs.
Pochettino’s side travel to Germany, having registered their first win in the Champions League in their last outing, away at CSKA Moscow.
They visit a German side who have picked up two draws in their opening two games and Leverkusen could leapfrog their opponents into second place with a win on Tuesday night.
In other Tottenham team news, supporters have reacted with excitement on Twitter to the updated Harry Kane injury news.