Tottenham will have to be at their best as they look to face Manchester City over the weekend. We won our last game against Brighton but taking on a rampaging Manchester City side, who have won their last 15 games, will be one of the toughest matches we’d play this season.
We did do well against Pep Guardiola’s men last season but it seems the race for us is only up to 2nd spot as we lie 18 points behind City but only 7 points behind the other Manchester side. This would also be the first meeting for Tottenham in the Premier League against Kyle Walker, who left our side to join Pep’s army in the summer.
We will certainly have a problem filling the backline as Davinson Sanchez is still suspended. Toby Alderweireld is still injured as well and could be out until February.
The match will certainly be a fest of attacking football, and here is how the boys might take the pitch against Man City.
Lloris is one of the best keepers in the Premier League and well, he has to have a blinder should we look to come out of the Etihad with even a point.
Trippier didn’t play our previous game as Serge Aurier started but Mauricio Pochettino might look to rotate the team and hand Trippier a start against City.
We don’t have Sanchez or Aldy and hence Dier should start at the back unless Poch tries to do something revolutionary.
The Belgian has to be the leader in our defence and he would have to be on his A-game as we look to keep the Premier League’s top scorers quiet.
Davies should return to the side in place of Danny Rose and would have to be extremely careful when it comes to defending against City’s might.
Winks played against Brighton and the youngster should keep his place in the heart of midfield.
Dembele being at his best should return to the side for this game against City and we would need the Belgian to play out of his socks for us to get anything from the Etihad.
Alli has been another player that just has not cut it out this season and the Englishman could just be the game changer in this tough match against the Citizens.
Eriksen did get an assist in the previous game but the Dane has not been at his best since the World Cup qualifiers and he does need to step up, starting from tomorrow.
Son has been one of our bright sparks this season and his endless running and work-rate should be one of the keys as we look to keep our place in the top four.
Kane might have seen his goals dry up a bit but the Englishman is still one of the best in the world and if we are to get anything from this game, our talisman has to score.