By Russell Edge
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to the news that both Harry Kane and Fernando Llorente start in their clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday.
The club named their starting XI via their official Twitter account, revealing that Mauricio Pochettino had made three changes to the line up he named against Bournemouth.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 17, 2017
Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko and Llorente all come into the side in place of Kieran Trippier, Heung-min Son and Dele Alli, with the English midfielder serving the last game of his three match suspension.
Fans were understandably shocked when they saw that Pochettino had named two strikers, Kane and Llorente, in the starting XI against the Spanish giants, with the Argentinian manager known for his preference to play a sole forward.
As a result, they turned to Twitter to voice their confusion.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Whoa. Kane and Llorente?
— Houston Spurs (@HoustonSpurs) October 17, 2017
A lot of us were very close with that lineup prediction. Llorente the shocker in the bunch, but I imagine this is why he came to Spurs.
— Scott Byrd (@DSMSpurs) October 17, 2017
Spurs to sit deep and defend then BAM long ball for Llorente and BAM bullet header giving us flashbacks to Peter Crouch. I love dis game.
— Pochitivity (@Pochitivity) October 17, 2017
— James McClure (@jamesmcclure27) October 17, 2017
So I can only presume that we’re going to sit deep, play long balls to Llorente who will nod down to Kane??
— Jamie (@JamVertonghen) October 17, 2017
In a shocking turn of events, Pochettino has replaced an attacking player in Alli with another attacking player in Llorente. Crazy times.
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) October 17, 2017
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) October 17, 2017
Llorente only has one start to his name for Spurs since his summer move from Swansea, appearing against Barnsley in the League Cup earlier this season.
Tottenham will be hoping that Tuesday’s clash goes better than their last visit to the Bernabeu back in 2011.
The Lilywhites were swept aside by a rampant Real Madrid side 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.
Spurs managed the reach the last eight having beaten both AC Milan and Inter Milan, with future Real Madrid star Gareth Bale playing a starring role.
In other Tottenham news, Real Madrid are looking to swoop for this superstar after talks opened.