Mauricio Pochettino has placed his trust in local trio Ryan Mason, Tom Carroll and Josh Onomah to start against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of Tottenham’s Europa League last 16 clash.

It looks as if Mason and Carroll will start as the central midfield pair, while Onomah will join Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli in the attacking four.

Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier are the full-backs. Spurs’ defensive core remains unchanged: Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer all start.

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



  1. Didn’t expect Poch to go that way. I thought he’d go for it in the Europa. OK, the footballing gods kicked the EPL teams in the testimonials when the draw was made, couldn’t have made a better job of trying to eliminate the English clubs if they’d had a free hand in doing so. Nonetheless, this team selection is a clear indication of Pochettino’s priorities and is pretty close to being an insult to Dortmund. Poch did this in the Capital One Cup game against Arsenal and unsurprisingly lost. We forgave him to a degree because of the stunning win over Man City immediately afterwards. However, even beating Villa 10-0 won’t make up for what is going to happen tonight in Germany. I’ll be happy for the ‘lads’ to prove me wrong. Just popping out to put a bet on Dortmund to win!

  2. Ridiculous team selection
    Dortmund played strongest team v Bayern strongest team against us and they will all play against Mainz at weekend all this rotation bollocks


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