Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has left centre-half Juan Foyth out of our Champions League squad once again owing to the applicable number of foreign players allowed.
The 20-year-old Argentine centre-back has been kept at the club as cover owing to how highly rated his is by Poch, as opposed to being let out for game time in the first half of the campaign, and our gaffer has previously explained that leaving him out of last season’s group stage group was a ‘painful decision’ so I don’t doubt this was equalling the subject of much umming and ahhing before making his final selection and submitting the names.
The 2017 capture from Estudiantes will no doubt be disappointed with the news but hopefully, now this decision has been made we’ll see him get semi-reasonable pitch time when the domestic Cup competitions cycle around in the calendar.
The youngster misses out as a natural B list addition as he hasn’t yet been at the club for two season and that probably shows a flaw in the rules given how everyone harps about aiding the next generation when it comes to game time, but that soon won’t be an issue which should give him a boost for the future.
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Vincent Jansson (also left out of our Premier League squad) have been omitted as well.
With us already knowing we’ve been drawn against Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven in Group B, these are the players we put our faith in.
Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paolo Gazzaniga, Kieran Trippier, Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama, Harry Winks, Mousa Dembele, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente.