Noel Whelan tells Antonio Conte to pick strongest Tottenham Hotspur team vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has asked Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte to pick his strongest side against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League clash on Wednesday night.
Spurs take on Frankfurt, Everton, and Manchester United in the space of a week. Amid this, it is important for players to rest and recover.
However, all three games are important – especially the one against the German side. If Spurs lose to Frankfurt at N17, things will become really complicated for them in their group.
According to Whelan, no player would want to miss these three games. He then went on to warn Conte that resting his key players against Die Adler could prove to be very risky if he does go down that route.
“…don’t tell me that any player will want to miss out on any of these three games. They know it’s going to be tough, and it’s not ideal – but that’s why they get paid lots of money.”
“It’d be very dangerous for Antonio Conte to leave even three or four of their best players out against Frankfurt to rest them.”
The former Inter Milan manager has confirmed that Dejan Kulusevski will miss the clash tomorrow while Lucas Moura will only be fit enough to make the bench. That is a big boost considering he has been absent from the pitch since our league draw against Chelsea in August.
It is imperative that we play a strong team. The Premier League has 38 games over the course of a season for teams to make up for a slow start but UCL is unforgiving. Four points from their first three games isn’t a record to be proud of either.
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All the efforts in the last campaign to be knocked out in the group stage would be a painful blow. Qualifying for the knockout rounds is a must and the games against the Toffees and the Red Devils can assume priority once we get done with the task tomorrow.