Mauricio Pochettino is often criticised for not taking the cup competitions seriously, but it appears things are changing. The Tottenham manager has named a strong team for the third non-league game in succession.

Spurs face Gent at Wembley in the second leg of their Europa League Round of 32 clash. In order to turn around a 1-0 deficit, Pochettino has selected a team made up of many of the squad’s best players, and it looks like he’s reverted to three at the back.

Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen all start. Hugo Lloris and Kyle Walker return after being rested for the Fulham match.

Harry Winks is perhaps unlucky not to start — he’s on the bench, as is Heung-Min Son. Ben Davies starts at left wing-back, while Harry Kane leads the line for the hosts.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.




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