Tottenham Europa League Projected XI for Wolfsberger at Home

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CROSBY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Carlos Vinicius of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates after scoring their team’s second goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park on January 10, 2021 in Crosby, England. (Photo by Martin Rickett – Pool/Getty Images) /

Tottenham Starting Offense

This is the area where we see some more changes from the previous match. While Harry Kane was not super sharp at the weekend, clearly the talisman can do with the rest. Speaking of rest and a talisman, Heung-Min Son could do well to have the evening off, even if just from the bench.

If Spurs have any chance remaining or thought of a chance remaining to make a run in the Premier League, with a three goal advantage both Kane and Son are out.

Steven Bergwijn – Left wing

The Dutchman really has had a sophomore slump with Spurs this season. While Bergwijn was never going to be as good all the time as his incredible moment last season against Manchester City, a few moments would be nice. Bergwijn is tied for third on the team with three assists, but with no goals and over 1000 minutes on the season, some production is needed. Wednesday should be a chance to get right for Stevie.

Carlos Vinicius – Striker

At some point one of our predictions of Carlos Vinicius starting as striker will have to be right. With a three goal lead at home against a clearly inferior and overmatched opponent, if Kane or Son start, signing Vinicius on loan truly was a complete waste. If a player cannot get the call with a three goal lead against midtable Austrian competition, he will never make it in the Premier League. Spurs need someone else scoring, Vinicius looks like he could be the someone, he needs the chance however.

Gareth Bale – Right wing

This one is a bit tougher of a call. Maybe Bale does not start so he is ‘fresher’ to play against Burnley at the weekend, but the truth is, Bale needs the minutes, practice, and hopefully some more confidence. Gareth has been one of, if not the best Tottenham player over the last week which would be exciting if not for the context surrounding this emergence of Bale. Clearly Bale is limited by something physically, whether it is diabetes or something else – he is managing something that keeps him from playing all out. If not and he simply will not play all out, can I return a slightly worn jersey?

Dele Alli – Center-Attacking Midfield

Dele Alli is going to get another call and another opportunity to likely rile up the fan base and create a stir for playing him more. The truth is, Dele was okay as we dissected his performance against Wolfsberger last week and then really did very little in what was just a cameo against West Ham. Dele has to play his way into the line-up, this should be that chance.