Spurs will continue to run a three-back formation that can morph into a five-person back-line when need be with the use of wing-backs. So who will be defending for Spurs in Asia?
Spurs Defenders for South Korea
The team, of course, has the three incumbent starters from last season, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, and Ben Davies, working from right to left. New signing Clement Lenglet did not arrive in time for the proper paperwork and will have to miss out on the trip.
Deputizing for the three starters are two regulars, Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga, and two academy players, Malachi Fagan Walcott and Charlie Sayers. Fagan-Walcott is a right-sided defender, whereas Sayers can play on the left or the middle.
Maybe the biggest question of this group is who is backing up, Dier, with Joe Rodon not making the trip. After a strong summer for Wales, Rodon seemed keen to fight for his place in the squad but missed the trip due to illness, according to the release from the club. It is poor timing for Rodon, who will want to show he can be a part of the team.
Wing-backs for pre-season Tottenham tour
Another surprise, if you want to call it that, was that Sergio Reguilon was left out of this group. There have been rumours about Reguilon going this summer, but he was at Hostpur Way smiling and working with the group. Unlike Rodon, who was noted as being ill, Reguilon was left behind to train in London.
With Reguilon out, holdover Ryan Sessegnon and new signing Ivan Perisic will likely claim all the minutes. While Perisic should play on tour, expect Sessegnon to get most of the minutes. The wildcard on the left is Bryan Gil and whether or not Conte may try him at wing-back rather than forward, which remains to be seen.
On the right side, Spurs have Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty, who made a quick recovery from a brutal knee injury last season. Although there have been rumours that Royal and Doherty might be on the way out and Djed Spence coming in, it is Royal and Doherty on the plane.