Tottenham Hotspur will have twelve players heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Qatar for the first time throughout the competition’s history. Spurs have ten non-English players taking part in the competition for their respective nations this year.
Let’s take a look at how three of those players would fare at the World Cup as it commences at the end of this week.
Cristian Romero (Argentina)
Romero has had a slow start to this campaign as he remained injured for an overwhelming part of the games played this season. However, he has to be given some credit after averaging 2.4 clearances, 1.4 interceptions, 2.8 clearances after appearing in only 8 matches for the Lilywhites so far.
The 24-year-old was doubtful to be selected for the national squad as he suffered from an injury earlier this season but is now expected to produce dominant displays at the backline as he competes with Nicolas Otamendi and Lisandro Martinez for a starting position in the match-day squad for Argentina.
Hugo Lloris (France)
The French shot stopper has had a brilliant start to this campaign as he has put in several influential displays in between the sticks for the Lilywhites. However, he has conceded 21 goals and kept only four cleansheets over 15 appearances in the Premier League so far.
Lloris will be playing a crucial role for France in the World Cup as he is the first-choice goal keeper for the team. The French fans have high expectations from him to produce impressive performances securing their goal and deny the opposition attackers from finding the back of the net on their road to the finals.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark)
The holding midfielder has been a solid presence for Tottenham in the middle of the park as he has produced a few dominant displays as a regular for the Lilywhites. He has found the back of the net on four occasions and created four assists for the Spurs across all fronts. The 27-year-old is a crucial player for the Denmark national team as he remains a guaranteed starter for them. He will be expected to dominate possession in the central areas as he plays alongside veteran playmaker Christian Eriksen in the coming days.