Tottenham’s Danny Rose said the players only discovered their new formation two hours before the 3-0 win over Hull last night.
Mauricio Pochettino started with three at the back as Spurs adopted a 3-4-2-1 at White Hart Lane, with Christian Eriksen in central midfield and usual full-backs Rose and Kyle Walker further forward.
“Everything is down to the manager, we had no idea until we had the meeting a couple of hours before the game,” Rose said.
“We know what’s wanted from whatever formation we play. I feel everyone did well. We don’t often have time to work on formations, only if we’ve got one game a week,ut when it’s Saturday-Wednesday-Sunday-Wednesday, we don’t do much tactical work. There isn’t much time.”