Fringe 26-year-old Tottenham man should get nod to play vs Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action on Sunday with a tricky trip to the south coast to face Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium.

While Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be facing his former employers, there is an argument to suggest that another ex-Saints man could get the nod to play also.

Tottenham captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is a doubt for the weekend clash, with the France international coming down with the flu ahead of the game.

Should the 31-year-old not be able to play, Spurs boss Pochettino has a decision to make over whether Michel Vorm or Paulo Gazzaniga get the nod to deputise.

While the Dutchman is recognised as Tottenham’s number two, it will be interesting to see if the Lilywhites manager selects his compatriot instead.

Pochettino and Gazzaniga’s careers have been somewhat intertwined given that the pair have worked together at both Southampton and Spurs – with the duo both from Murphy in their native Argentina.

While the 26-year-old goalkeeper has only been given one opportunity to play for Tottenham since being signed in the summer, the South American stopper put in a man-of-the-match performance in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last year.

Vorm has failed to instil much confidence in the Spurs ranks when given an opportunity to play and looking towards the future Gazzaniga looks like a player capable of making an impact.

With the added motivation that the Argentine would be playing against his former club, Pochettino should select his compatriot, not Vorm, in the Tottenham goal on Sunday should Lloris be unavailable.

1 thought on “Fringe 26-year-old Tottenham man should get nod to play vs Southampton”

  1. I’ve said for awhile that I don’t think Vorm is a good enough back up option. I haven’t seen him play much but I’d feel more confident seeing Gazzaniga’s name on the team sheet over Vorm’s
    Hopefully in the summer we bring back Pau Lopez to replace Vorm and battle Gazzaniga for the No2 spot and eventually become good enough to replace Lloris in the next few years

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