Pochettino getting ruthless and replacing 31-yr-old with 26-yr-old could be key to silverware

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Tottenham Hotspur have become a force to reckon with in English in recent season and they are now regarded as one of the top six teams in the Premier League.

The north London outfit have qualified for the Champions League in each of the last three seasons, challenged keenly for the Premier League title in each of those seasons and are currently regarded as strong contenders this season. 

However, Tottenham last won the title in 1961 and haven't won any piece of silverware since 2008, and while they appear closer than ever to winning the next one, Mauricio Pochettino's men have always ended up cracking under pressure whenever it matters most.

Spurs' Champions League campaign is all but over after they could only pick up just a point in their opening three group games. 

A 2-2 draw against PSV on Wednesday dealt a huge blow on their chances of advancing to the last-16, and while Toby Alderweireld's error handed the Dutch side their opening goal, Tottenham would have most likely still ended up winning the game had Hugo Lloris not gotten himself sent off. 

The French goalkeeper is good as they come, but his many errors are costing Pochettino's side, and taking the harsh decision of axing him from the starting lineup could do the side some good. 

Backup goalie Paulo Gazzaniga impressed during the two league games he has featured in this term, and while the 26-year-old is seen as a long-term replacement and successor to Lloris, he actually could be the one to help inspire Spurs to their first piece of silverware in a long time. 

Since arriving north London in 2012, the World-Cup winner has been responsible for 15 errors leading to league goals, and while that's far from the reason the title and silverware have eluded the club, Lloris is far from that keeper who can singlehandedly earn you the 12 to 15 points needed to boost title-winning chances. 

The young Gazzaniga can, though, given how calm and assured he has always been whenever in goal, and Pochettino taking a punt on him to be his first-choice goalkeeper ahead of the 31-year-old could be the final piece of that silverware puzzle for Spurs.

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