It wasn’t quite the equivalent of throwing the kitchen sink at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but in the last seven or eight minutes, Mauricio Pochettino went for two strikers up top, and you have to say that this did change the game in the closing stages, despite us losing 2-1.
As soon as Harry Kane entered the field of play, the pace of the game changed slightly in that the tempo was raised by the home side. All of a sudden, they looked more creative going forward, with Kane influential in much of this.
Then near the end of the game, came the introduction of Roberto Soldado and although he fluffed a good chance to put us level, his overall link up play was very good, as it was at the Etihad. Our best chance to equalise was actually when Soldado and Kane linked up and the latter manged to find a cross that nobody could get on the end of.
This is why i think that Tottenham need a formation change, and not only to accommodate strikers, but other players as well. Before rushing into decisions of 4-4-2, or 4-1-3-2, you must think of what this does to affect the other players on the pitch. With 4-4-2, you would have to sacrifice the two just in front of the defence. This is why 4-1-3-2 would accommodate players the best as it keeps at least one player in front of the defence and keeps the bank of three and allows two strikers to start up front. However, this means that possibly Ryan Mason would miss out, and as you saw on Sunday, he is a key part of our side, providing the assist for our goal.
As you can see, there are many pros and cons to a formation change. But would you change the formation or keep the same formation?