Spurs versus Borussia Dortmund: (match preview)
Moving on from our North London Derby day defeat to Arsenal at the weekend, Spurs have champions league football to look forward to. Having already secured qualification to the knock out stages, Pochettino will likely make widespread rotation for the Dortmund game, even though top spot is still up for grabs. It is to my understanding that, if we achieve a win in the final group game with APOEL then that would see us secure top spot, on the head to head rule. Bearing that in mind there’s not a lot of pressure on the players shoulders ahead of this game. I would doubt Pochettino would risk the likes of Alli, Kane and Dembele against Dortmund, that could mean a couple of youth players get a spot on the bench. Despite their poor start to the campaign Peter Boz’s struggling Dortmund team will still go into this game as favourites, the intimidating Westfalenstadion the setting for what should be a highly intriguing game of football. There has been a bit of talk on social media that academy starlet Oliver Skipp (17) could make the squad, I would love that to happen but we’ll just have to wait and see what the team is. COYS
A recent piece I wrote on Oliver Skipp: https://superhotspur.com/2017/08/13/a-piece-on-oliver-skipps-remarkable-performance-against-sunderland-under-23s/
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Eriksen,Rose, Son, Dele, Llorente.
Subs from: Vorm, Davies, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Sissoko,Skipp, Georgiou.
My score prediction: 3-2 to Spurs courtesy of a hat trick from Son.
One to watch: Dortmund’s pacy and agile American winger Christian Pulisic, he really impressed me in the reverse meeting at Wembley.