Mauricio Pochettino has rung the changes for Tottenham’s first Europa League match of the season with Son Heung-Min making his home debut.
The South Korean international played for around an hour at Sunderland last weekend but is yet to feature at White Hart Lane. Meanwhile, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier make their full debuts for the club.
Surprisingly, Hugo Lloris starts in goal instead of Michel Vorm. Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela start after impressive cameos at the Stadium of Light.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the team news.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 17, 2015
Surprised to see Alderweireld & Dier start and a shame to see no Clinton in the XI. At least we're not being complacent. #COYS
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) September 17, 2015
Decent team good to see Wimmer & Trippier get a start & N'Jie on the bench #COYS
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) September 17, 2015
I preferred a stronger line up but as long we win the game, then Poch will be vindicated. Europa is the priority, IMO.
— Alan (@hotspur423) September 17, 2015
Also, take it Pritch isn't fit? Wonder which left-footer will be wide left. & I'm hoping Rose just needs games rather than being 2nd choice.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) September 17, 2015
Kevin Wimmer hat-trick tonight I reckon
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) September 17, 2015
— Harry Charalambous⚽️ (@TransitionTHFC) September 17, 2015
Would quite enjoy having a peak at what Son looks like floating around between the lines at false nine – Alli should eat that space up #COYS
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) September 17, 2015
We certainly resting a few. Hopefully Son can get use to our system and have a good game tonight. Glad to see Trippier play as well #COYS
— Jesse Yale (@JYaleTHFC) September 17, 2015
How are people saying that is a weak lineup? Other than Mason/Nabil or Kane out, I'm not worried.excited to c Wimmer & Trippier play
— Scott (@_scottyboy_) September 17, 2015
Trippier looked very good during #THFC pre-season campaign however Walker seems ahead of him in Pochettino's mind, good opportunity tonight.
— Ricky Sacks (@GlobalSpur) September 17, 2015
Well pleased with that #THFC team. Trippier/Wimmer to start with Onomah and Clinton on the bench! Shame there's no Pritchard. Injured?
— George Ogier (@george_ogier) September 17, 2015