Gareth Bale got a rare start to the Premier League in Ryan Mason’s first game as Tottenham’s interim boss.
The 29-year-old academy coach has been named first-team manager for the remainder of the season after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday.
Mason’s first test takes place Wednesday night against Southampton in the Premier League, which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT from 6pm.
The former Tottenham midfielder is without Harry Kane, who injured his ankle in last week’s 2-2 draw with Everton.
And Kane’s absence gave Bale the chance to regularly claim a first-team spot.
The Welshman, who was out of favor under Mourinho, has only started six Premier League appearances while on loan at Real Madrid this season.
Meanwhile, Dele Alli, another player often overlooked by Mourinho, has been named to the bench.
Mason will be tasked with improving Spurs’ seventh place finish and ending the club’s 13-year-old trophy drought when they face Man City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Bale, Son, Moura.
Tottenham substitutes: Hart, Sanchez, Winks, Lamela, Sissoko, Alli, Bergwijn, Tanganga, Vinicius.
Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Tella, Armstrong, Walcott, Ings, Adams.
Southampton substitutes: Forster, Stephens, Redmond, Djenepo, Minamino, Diallo, N’Lundulu, Ferry, Jankewitz.