I think I'm less enthusiastic about the FA Cup than anyone else on this site. History and Spurs' past glories and blah blah blah. I know. I'd still rather rest guys for the Champions League and the league. Sue me. Today, Tottenham Hotspur take on Fulham at Craven Cottege, and the Lilywhites have brought a full side...plus Sandro.
If we were going to play a full side, I'm glad we've mixed Sandro in. He's a very talented player, and I knew that it was going to take him a long time to adjust to the English Premier League. Between the style of play, the language barrier, the cultural and tactical differences, etc., there were a ton of things that he's had to get over. Now, he's been here a while and we can only hope he's starting to get it. Playing with an otherwise first choice side, he will have every opportunity to prove himself tonight.
Fulham have picked a very strong side as well, so let's check out the lineups:
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-4-1-1): Gomes / Assou-Ekotto, Bassong, Dawson, Hutton / Pienaar, Modric, Sandro, Lennon / van der Vaart / Defoe
Fulham lineup (4-4-2): Stockdale / Salcido, Hangeland, Hughes, Pantsil / Duff, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey / Dembele, A. Johnson
Kickoff is at 11:30 am ET in the States. While I'm not going to be heartbroken if we lose, I'm still cheering on the team strongly, obviously. Let's get it.