Last weeks match against Newcastle was a very good sign for Tottenham. Many of their fans were relieved to see their team finally win back to back games after a rough stretch of games started when their best players Harry Kane went down with an injury. The Kane injury really hurt Tottenham as at the same times they were missing Son who played at the Asia Cup for South Korea.
On the other hand, Leicester whose season will probably remain in the shadow of their owner’s tragic accident generally played very competitively. Admittedly they didn’t win any of those matches and drew with Liverpool but most of their matches they played competitive games and scored goals only losing once by a margin wider than one goal. Last weeks they did lose against a very good ManU squad but they had a bunch of chances that they didn’t capitalize on.
This weeks affair will be a tricky one for both teams. Tottenham who generally played a very offensive brand of football in the past years might not want enter into a shootout with this Leicester squad whose scored more goals than they have these past weeks. Their best bet would be to allow their manager to outsmart their opponent’s manager on the tactical side.
Many consider Pocchetino the most promising younger manager in Europe and he certainly has a claim to that title. His team will heavily rely on his match preparation in a match that is very important for the team. They need to win to continue their current good streak and to enter next weeks Champions League clash against Dortmund in good form. The guests will probably play a brave style which suits them very well and if they do, well, they might get something out of this match.