Pochettino Drops Trippier and Alderweireld For Inter Milan Game Due to ‘Technical Reasons’

Pochettino Drops Trippier and Alderweireld For Inter Milan Game Due to ‘Technical Reasons’

There could be trouble brewing at Tottenham after manager Mauricio Pochettino decided to drop two of his biggest stars for their Champions League opener tomorrow night – because of ‘technical reasons’.

After back-to-back defeats in the Premier League against Watford and Liverpool, Spurs travel to Milan to face Inter in their first group stage match of the campaign, but will have to do it without centre-back Toby Alderweireld and right-back Kieran Trippier.

Both players have helped form the Tottenham backbone of recent seasons and both have started all four Premier League matches this season, but the club’s Argentine boss Pochettino has decided to leave the pair in London – along with injured duo Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris.

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Speaking via the Mirror, he said: “We still have out Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko.

“They are in London. They are on the list with players like Foyth and Nkoudou. Then a technical decision in London – Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier.

“It’s a technical decision. You can look it up in the dictionary. Tactical? That is on the pitch, although guess you could say this is tactical off of the pitch.”

Given Spurs are missing such key figures for a daunting trip to the San Siro, do you think they still have the strength and depth to get a positive result?

And given the attacking talents on show for both sides, we can probably expect a cracking match, and it definitely be one of our both teams to score in both halves tips for this round of European matches.

What do you think?

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