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Mauricio on the captaincy

Posted on 18 August 2016  - 15:30

Mauricio Pochettino will make a late decision on who takes over the captaincy from Hugo Lloris against Palace on Saturday.


Hugo suffered a hamstring injury in our Premier League opening day draw at Everton last weekend.

The French goalkeeper - proud captain of Club and country - will be out for around four weeks, so a different player will now lead the team out for the first time at White Hart Lane this season.

Mauricio told us on Thursday: “We have players like Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen - these players could all be captain.

“It depends on the starting 11. I will decide the starting 11 tomorrow and when my starting 11 is in my mind I will decide who will be captain.”

Spurs v Palace - Match Centre



Here’s a look at the front cover of our newly-redesigned official matchday programme, the first issue of which will be on sale at the game on Saturday.

As usual, it’s £3.50 for 100 pages, including...

- Main feature interview with new striker Vincent Janssen
- Mauricio Pochettino’s exclusive column
- New feature: ‘The White Hart Lane Years’
- Reflecting on past encounters with Palace and a look at their current squad
- Spurs Down Under: A look at our off-field activities in Australia over the summer
- New feature: ‘Centre of Attention’ with Kevin Wimmer