Tottenham host Gent this evening in the Europa League as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to overturn a first-leg deficit.
Spurs fell to a 1-0 defeat in Belgium, and are left with work to do this evening as they look to progress in the competition.
Nowadays, triumph in the Europa League has an added incentive. Win the competition and you will be granted entry to the Champions League the next campaign. With the competition for the top four places in the Premier League as tough as it has ever been – Tottenham will undoubtedly know the importance of tonight’s game.
The starting eleven that Pochettino has fielded this evening reflects how crucial the game could be for his side’s season.
Tottenham have gone full strength, with all of the usual suspects starting from the beginning. The only notable absence is Danny Rose, who is out injured. Ben Davies steps in to provide backup for the England international.
Here’s how both sides line up for tonight’s game:
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