Borussia Dortmund are the favourites to win the Europa League. In all honestly, the German giants are too good to be in Europe’s sidekick competition.
They face the second-best team in England tonight in the first leg of their last 16 tie. Well, sort of.
Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Carroll, Mason; Onomah, Son, Eriksen; Chadlihttps://t.co/hhnL0lqrT5
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 10, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur may be second in the Premier League, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has certainly not picked his Premier League team this evening. Far from it!
With no Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane or Mousa Dembele in his starting XI, Pochettino is relying on Nacer Chadli to lead the line.
That’s not the worst of it though!
Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll will be tasked with competing against the likes of Weigl, Mkhitaryan and Reus in midfield.
Scroll down to see how Twitter reaction to Tottenham’s team news.
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) March 10, 2016
Spurs couldn’t have wished for an easier game between the two Dortmund legs, and yet Poch has STILL thrown it in. State of that midfield FFS
— Steve Grant (@SteveGrant1983) March 10, 2016
“Spurs are only playing Villa this weekend!” Suspect today’s team selection was determined more by the last two fixtures than the next one.
— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) March 10, 2016
Can’t believe we’ve reached the point where Spurs isn’t taking Europa seriously and its our biggest game of the year
— Nadir Hassan (@Nadir_Hassan) March 10, 2016
Baffling as to why Spurs have rested key players away to Borussia Dortmund for Aston Villa at the weekend.
— Lewis (@lewisinho) March 10, 2016
@SpursOfficial TRIPPIER HAS BEEN UNLEASHED. Reus will enjoy his pocket
— Simply Spurs (@Simply_Spurs) March 10, 2016
— Robert Summerscales (@robsummerscales) March 10, 2016