CONFIRMED: Spurs line-up against Schalke - £4 mill defender debuts, Lloris returns

Tottenham Pre Season WHL

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of his first White Hart Lane game as Tottenham host Lewis Holtby's old club Schalke.

Starting XI: Lloris; Naughton, Dier, Kaboul, Rose; Bentaleb, Holtby, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon; Adebayor

Tottenham wind up their preseason fixtures with a friendly against German club Schalke at White Hart Lane, due to kick off at 17:30 BST.

Pochettino's men have yet to taste a defeat in their handful of summer friendlies, though are set to come up against their toughest fixture yet against a side that only finished behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga last season.

It is likely that several of the players on World Cup today will be involved for Spurs today, with only Nabil Bentaleb managing to get any game time of that group of eight players.

It could see Tottenham's three Belgians: Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli involved, as well as Brazilian Paulinho. Hugo Lloris could also return, while Michel Vorm could make his debut. Defender Eric Dier is also in line to make his first appearance.

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It will be interesting to see whether Benoit Assou-Ekotto will be given a chance, as an absence from the squad will surely be an indication that he has no future at the club.

Erik Lamela and Lewis Holtby are just two of those to have impressed for Pochettino this summer, and it is possible that Tottenham's new manager, managing his side at the Lane for the first time, will hint at his preferred line-up ahead of the Premier League opener with West Ham next weekend.

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