Tottenham’s strongest XI with with Jay-Rod and Schneiderlin

What ever happens in terms of league and cup finishes this season we strongly believe that Tottenham have got the right man in Mauricio Pochettino.

Of course it’s impossible to know for sure whether a specific manager will suit a specific club. But we are confident that the new Tottenham man will not be sacked based on performance.

He will pull them together and get Tottenham playing a much more exciting brand of football again after a season in which the results flowed pretty well but the performance levels were poor.

We remember going to one game in particular, against Everton at home, which Spurs won but looked so disjointed that you might imagine that this eleven had never played together. A spark has been missing since Harry and Gary (Bale) left the club. But we think that Mau-Po will bring the swashbuckle back to White Hart Lane.

Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez could well follow Eric Dier, Ben Davies and Michel Vorm into the club. And we shall expect further additions before September. But, based on those five coming in, and a few departures, we would call the following, Tottenham’s best team for the season opener.

Tottenham fans: let’s have your thoughts. As if we need to ask!

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Davies, Vertonghen, Kaboul, Walker – Schneiderlin, Dembele – Townsend, Eriksen, Lamela – Rodriguez

Subs: Vorm, Naughton, Dawson, Bentaleb, Chadli, Lennon, Soldado