Tottenham vs Fiorentina: Match preview

Published Add your comment

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has no injury or suspension worried ahead of the north London club's second leg Europa Leg tie against Fiorentina in Florence.

With a fully fit squad at his disposal and the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday, the Argentine manager has a dilemma as he tries to juggle the chance to win a trophy, progression in Europe, and a challenge for the Champions League places in the Premier League.

"Yes, everyone is fit and now we need to decide the squad for tomorrow night. Some players have stayed in London and now we need to analyse and decide the best side," Pochettino told the club's official site.

Those that have stayed in the English capital include Brad Friedel, Younes Kaboul, Etienne Capoue, Cristian Ceballos, DeAndre Yedlin and Emmanuel Adebayor.

As the season reaches a crescendo it is no surprise to see the likes of Kaboul, Capoue and Adebayor left out as Pochettino concentrates on those players who are in his medium-to-long term plans.

Article continues below

Pochettino expected to pick second-string team

Spurs started the first leg at White Hart Lane strongly, with Roberto Soldado scoring early but they could not get the second goal and the Italians grew into the contest, getting the equaliser and being the stronger team from then on.

Tottenham will need to score at least once due to that away goal, but will hope they can revert back to the early tactics of the first leg which involved playing at a high tempo and putting early crosses into the box.

With the final on Sunday, it would be a surprise to see Pochettino pick his first choice XI in Italy.

Possible starting XI

Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Stambouli, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Soldado

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Europa League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again