Spurs squad: The mega-money Argentine needs to be given first-team game time…
What’s the point in spending nearly £30m on a player if you’re not going to give him a game?
Erik Lamela is clearly extremely talented, and only a run of games will help him fulfil it. The Argentine should start alongside the uber-talented Christian Eriksen in attacking midfield, with Andros Townsend providing a more pacey, direct option from the right.
Roberto Soldado should play up front, although ideally, Spurs would replace him at the nearest possible opportunity.
In midfield, Mousa Dembele should partner Brazilian Paulinho, as the Belgian provides more attacking impetus than Sandro or Etiene Capoue.
In defence, Jan Verthonghen and Vlad Chiriches are the two best centre-halves, meaning Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul should start from the bench.
Young Englishman Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are more than capable of occupying the fullback berths, with Hugo Lloris in between the sticks.