Team News: Serge Aurier makes Tottenham Hotspur debut

Team News: Serge Aurier makes Tottenham Hotspur debut

  • 9 month ago

Serge Aurier will make his debut for Tottenham Hotspur as they welcome Borussia Dortmund to Wembley in the Champions League this evening.

The summer signing from Paris Saint-Germain earns a spot in the starting XI at right-back as Mauricio Pochettino makes three changes following the 3-0 victory at Everton on Saturday.

Spurs are expected to play with a back four for the encounter, with Aurier operating alongside Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen ahead of Hugo Lloris in goal.

Kieran Trippier and Moussa Sissoko drop down to the bench as Mousa Dembele joins Eric Dier and Ben Davies in midfield, while Dele Alli's suspension for seeing red in the Europa League game against Gent last term means that Son Heung-min earns a recall alongside Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in the attack.

For Dortmund, Peter Bosz makes five changes following the goalless stalemate at Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday as he utilises a squad depleted by injuries.

Andriy Yarmolenko earns his first start for the club, coming in for Maximilian Philipp in a frontline alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Davies, Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Son, Kane
Subs: Vorm, Foyth, Trippier, Walker-Peters, Winks, Sissoko, Llorente

Borussia Dortmund: Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Toljan; Sahin, Dahoud, Kagawa; Aubameyang, Yarmolenko, Pulisic
Subs: Weidenfeller, Subotic, Castro, Gotze, Zagadou, Isak, Philipp

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