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Tottenham look for quick response away to Cardiff

PUBLISHED: 14:00 31 December 2018

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose battle for the ball during the League Cup quarter-final match at the Emirates Stadium (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images).

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose battle for the ball during the League Cup quarter-final match at the Emirates Stadium (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images).

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Mauricio Pochettino will make changes for the clash in Wales on New Year’s Day

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to rotate his starting XI for the clash with Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.

Spurs suffered a shock 3-1 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on December 29 to end 2018 in disappointing fashion.

After coming into the game following five consecutive Premier League wins, the N17 club will seek a swift response in Wales on Tuesday.

The likes of Kyle Walker-Peters and Danny Rose were unused substitutes on Saturday and could start against Cardiff with Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies benched.

Elsewhere, Oliver Skipp and Lucas Moura could earn recalls with Pochettino using the same attacking five behind Kane for a number of games over the festive period.

Serge Aurier is another who may be in contention, but Jan Vertonghen (thigh), Victor Wanyama (knee), Mousa Dembele (ankle) and Eric Dier (appendicitis) will be absent again as the Lilywhites seek to complete a double over Neil Warnock’s Blues.


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