It’s no coincidence that Tottenham have one of the strongest defences in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino is hugely fortunate to have so many options in his squad, with Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Kevin Wimmer, and Cameron Carter-Vickers all vying for his centre-back spots, with Eric Dier also deputising.
The only difficulty, of course, is that it’s difficult to give all his players enough minutes on the pitch.
Wimmer, in particular, is struggling to break Alderweireld and Vertonghen’s partnership. While Carter-Vickers is an Academy product, Wimmer is an international defender with Austria and is understandably growing frustrated by his situation at the club.
In fact, the 23-year-old has told Kleine Zeitung, a publication in his native country, that he may be forced to consider his future in January if things don’t improve soon.
“We will see what happens in the next few weeks; how much I start. We have a few midweek matches,” he said.
“After last season, where I played towards the end quite frequently, I’m already down on other expectations for this season,”
The centre-back’s only appearance of the season came in the EFL Cup 5-0 win over Gillingham, and Pochettino has so far omitted him from seven match-day squads completely.