Making your debut in the first-team can be a nerve racking experience at the best of times, but it’s even trickier if you’re being played out of position.

Spare a though for Will Miller, who starts today at left-back against Juventus, despite the fact that he normally plays as an attacking midfielder.

Mauricio Pochettino has never been afraid to experiment with players’ positions, with Eric Dier becoming a surprisingly effective defensive midfielder last season, but one feels that this could be a bigger leap.

To be fair to Pochettino, he has few left-back options as both Danny Rose and Ben Davies have been omitted from the squad that travelled to Australia, having featured at Euro 2016.

It will certainly be interesting to see how Miller fares in the unfamiliar position. If he can adapt then it would seem to bode well for the player’s future. Here’s the full side that will start against Juve.



  1. What risk, it’s a meaningless freeking friendly. A majority of first team players aren’t there and it’s a good chance for the reserves and youngsters to get a game. Let’s put this in perspective and stop making out its a league or European cup game FFS.

  2. Why no Eriksen? I may have missed something perhaps? As stated above, no risks involved but it is not the lineup I expected. Chadli a chance to prove himself worthy or remaining at Spurs. COYS!