Well there you go,finally the draw has been made and we have been given to play against Young Boys of Switzerland.The first leg is away from home on the 17th/18th August,with the following game to take place a week latter on the 24th/25th August.So I suppose this begs the question as to how we should approach our very first sortie into the Champions League? Will we play the 4,5,1 that Harry has been raving about since the end of last season? Perhaps ,especially in the first game as he will not wish to play too open and risk being knocked out before we’ve even started.
One thought however that springs to mind is,do we actually have a striker which could operate in the lone position? I know Harry has been trying a few out during pre- season,with both Keane and Pav playing that role but whether it actually benefits their game is a question that needs to be raised.
Another query doing the rounds recently is,Should we risk Ledley in the Champions League or do we save him for our push on the title? Seriously though,would it be fair on a player which along with so many others gave his all last season to take us too the heights of the aforesaid Champions League,only then to decide not to give him a go,after all he is our most talented defender and I can hear the derisory calls now if we fail to let him lose only to be knocked out after the two games.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DRAW
Young Boys v Spurs
Braga v Sevilla
Werder Bremen v Sampdoria
Zenit v Auxerre
Dynamo Kiev v Ajax
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