He’s rotated just like he said he would. Tonight’s starting XI is Vorm (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Rose, Wanyama, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Son, Llorente.
The subs bench looks like this: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Eriksen Dele, Kane.
So it’s rotation, with plenty of insurance. There’s 3 potential game winners up Mauricio’s sleeve. What won’t sit well is if his first picks need bailing out.
Newport County did play excellently last time out, but they really did struggle physically in the second half and Wembley will be far too much for them, even if they were to score two in the first half. Again, that’s not being mean, it’s based upon the gulf in professional energy levels and overall experience.
This is Poch’s 200th game. I understand that Daniel Levy was to present him with an EPNS egg cup at half time but at Mauricio’s assistance this will now not take place as the gaffer does not wish to send out mixed messages to his players. Trophies are not everything. This is futbol.
Prediction: Spurs to win by 3 goals.