Tottenham 2014/15 predicted starting XI

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Replacing Tim Sherwood with Mauricio Pochettino could be crucial for the club in the upcoming season and the summer transfer window.

The Argentinian boss has already reportedly expressed his wish to bring Adam Lallana to White Hart Lane and also, to make him captain. Spurs need to sell flops like Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela and replace them with proven players. 

There are plenty of rumours and Tottenham have the chance to grab few new players with the £50 million budget given to Pochettino by the club's board.

Goalkeeper | Hugo Lloris

While he was still part of Olympique Lyonnais, no one could compare him with the rest of the goalies in Ligue 1. Among others, he has impressed Tottenham, his next club for which he signed in 2012.

At the beginning of the adventure at London, the Frenchman wasn't too happy as Brad Friedel was often given the spot in the starting XI under Portuguese head coach Andre Villas-Boas.

Finally, Lloris left Friedel behind later that year and is, since then, the first goalkeeper in the club. After unimpressive performances in 2013/14 season, his place was put into question. 50 goals conceded in 37 matches are not enough for a team like this and hopefully, his form will improve.

Right-back | Kyle Walker

We have witnessed some of the worst performances of Walker ever in this season. The part-time national representative was clearly not good enough and is now seeking to improve and prepare properly for the next season. 

Nevertheless, if his form keeps rising after the World Cup, there will still be plenty of chances for Walker in the white jersey.

Centre-back | Michael Dawson

The captain rarely scores or nfluences the team's goalscoring abilities, but when it comes to leadership, Dawson is the right man for the job. Consistency of great matches in the defence provided him the captain's armband at the start of 2012/13 season. 

Dawson arrived to White Hart Lane in 2005, after leaving Championship members Nottingham Forest. Until now, he took part in over 200 matches for Spurs and just four for England since the debut in 2010.

Centre-back | Jan Vertonghen

It seems like Vertonghen will be the most prepared Belgian defender for the World Cup. Frequent injuries of Thomas Vermaelen opened the gate for him in the starting eleven. But his first-team place is not yet that certain - Toby Alderweireld and Nicolas Lombaerts are doing their best to get picked in front of him.

The ex-Ajax player is for sure, one of the few key men for the Spurs and the third most valuable player at the club, just behind Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado. Vertonghen has earned 54 caps for Belgium and over 200 for Ajax, captaining the club in the 2011/12 season, before joining Spurs.

Left-back | Daley Blind

Tottenham's weakest links in the 2013/14 season were the left-backs. As it turns out, Danny Rose and Zeki Fryers aren't really first-team quality. 

Benoit Assou-Ekotto was loaned out and later signed by Queens Park Rangers and the club is now on the mission to bring one defender which will able to play on the left side and also, leave a mark every once in a while.

The first name on the list is Daley Blind. Although he was left out of the call-up list for the World Cup, Blind is a regular starter at Ajax, having played almost every match in the Eredivisie this season. As he is valued at only five million euros, it would be a great bargain for Spurs.

Centre-midfield | Paulinho

When the Brazilian arrived to White Hart Lane, Sandro has lost his place among the starting XI. But, before joining Tottenham, there were some interesting facts in the player's career.

Paulinho started the senior career at Lithuanian club Vilnius. Suprised? He failed to get into the senior squad of his previous club - Pao de Acucar. After Vilnius got relegated, he signed a contract with Polish side LSK Lodz, before finally returning to his homeland.

Three successful season at Corinthians ensured him a transfer to London, where he is today. He made a great impact in the debut season in the Premier League and it is likely he could repeat it.

Luis Felipe Scolari has placed him on the 23-men list for the World Cup.

Right-wing | Andros Townsend

Not many expected that Townsend would made it out of the club's reserve team. Before making an impact in the senior squad, he was loaned out unbelievable nine times. 

Later on, he made a debut for the Three Lions and wasn't loaned out again. It was a great start for him at the beginning of the season, scoring once and making two assists in the first three matches. He can only continue with rising.

Left-wing | Adam Lallana

Undoubtedly, Lallana will be Pochettino's first transfer target. The 26-year-old was among those Englishmen who ensured a place in Hodgson's squad for Brazil, previously making only three caps for the national team.

Southampton's captain has been linked up with both Liverpool and Tottenham. It is still uncertain will he be making a move this summer or not, but he has definitely earned it because of many majestic performances at St. Mary's Stadium.

Attacking-midfield | Christian Eriksen

Tottenham's best player of 2013/14 and simultaneously, the best transfer in the last summer transfer window should be given the biggest amount of minutes on the field in the upcoming season.

In 25 Premiership matches, Eriksen was the scorer on seven occasions, also making nine assists. Despite of being only 22-years-old, he has already represented Denmark 42 times. In a few years, he will surely be the leader of this club if he doesn't make a move to a bigger one.

Striker | Emmanuel Adebayor

After the departure of Andre Villas-Boas, Adebayor has returned to the senior team and was presenting his goalscoring skills ever since. 

The ex-Arsenal forward is willing to continue with his great form in the next season and Pochettino should be prepared to place him among the starting XI. In 21 league matches, Adebayor shook the net 11 times.

Striker | Danny Welbeck

Welbeck is apparently unsettled at Manchester United, as there is four more strikers fighting for a first-team place. His next destination could be Tottenham, where he would replace Roberto Soldado.

He will feature the England national team at the World Cup next month, playing up front alongside Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and RIckie Lambert. He took part in 25 Premiership matches and scored nine goals, three of them against Swansea.

Do you agree with my list? Which players would you like to see in the white jersey? Have your say in the comment section below. 

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