Ryan Mason has made two changes to his Tottenham team for this evening’s Premier League home clash against Aston Villa.
Picking up a valuable win on Sunday against Wolves in the fight for a European place, Spurs will be hoping to do likewise this evening as they look to clinch a Europa League spot over West Ham.
Both Steven Bergwijn and Harry Winks come into the team with Giovani Lo Celso and Gareth Bale dropping out of the starting XI and on to the bench.
Moussa Sissoko drops out of the squad entirely but Serge Aurier is back on the bench alongside fellow right-back Matt Doherty.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, Mason provided an update on Bale’s fitness when asked by football.london if the Welshman would be able to play two games in quick succession.
“I am not sure. Gareth was probably the best I have seen him all season at the weekend,” said the 29-year-old. “He was sharp, he was running at players, he has that confidence back of playing in repetitive games and he feels confident in his body. He also knows his body. He is a question mark for tomorrow.
“We are not sure whether or not he is going to be ready. It is down to the player, he is experienced enough. We’ll see.
“Like it was with Serge, if a player doesn’t feel 100 per cent, I don’t feel confident enough, we have enough players ready, enough players competing, that want to play. If a player doesn’t feel 100 per cent and it is not right then he won’t play.”
Here is the Tottenham team Mason has selected for tonight’s match.
Tottenham XI: -Lloris (C), Tanganga, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane..
Substitutes: Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Aurier, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Bale, Lamela, Lucas.
Source by Football London