Gerry Francis has warned Tottenham that Borussia Dortmund will not miss the chances Leicester City did on Sunday as he identified their weakness in the full-back area.
Former midfielder Francis stated that Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to allow both full-backs to push forward at the same time is ‘fine,’ but a midfielder has to drop in between the center-backs to try and cover the space left in behind.
Over the weekend, Spurs beat Leicester 3-1 at Wembley, but the away side did miss some guilt edge opportunities, especially winger Harvey Barnes.
Now, they will face Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie on Wednesday night, with the German club possessing some high-quality attackers. Ahead of that clash, Francis explained what his former club must do to nullify that weakness as he warned that Dortmund wouldn’t let them off as their weekend opponents did.
“They have a weakness,” Francis told Sky Sports News on 10/02/2019. “They push both fullbacks forward at the same time, which is fine, but generally you would have a midfield player come & sit in between the two center-halves & split them.” “Certainly something Pochettino will be looking at. Dortmund isn’t going to miss those chances, not with their quality.” He added.
Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Borussia Dortmund to Wembley for their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.