Spurs Name Strong Starting Eleven
Tottenham Hotspur have named a strong squad for their Europa League round of 32 first leg tie against Gent tonight. (6PM Kick-Off UK)
Mauricio Pochettino has performed well since he became manager at White Hart Lane, but he is yet to win a trophy and may see the Europa League as a good opportunity to change that statistic. Tottenham are also challenging in the Premier League, however they have now fallen ten points behind Chelsea, and with the Blues not competing in Europe, it will be difficult for Spurs to recover that deficit.
This time last year Spurs were again challenging in both the Premier League and Europa League, however finished eleven points behind champions Leicester and fell in the final 16 to Borussia Dortmund respectively. Tottenham fans will be impressed with the improvement of their side over the last few seasons, although they will now be looking for them to progress further and win their first trophy since 2008.
Tonight's lineup sees Lloris, Alderweireld, Dembele, Alli and Kane all start, with the options of Eriksen and Son on the bench if required.
Tottenham Hotspur starting XI v Gent: Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Sissoko, Winks, Alli, Kane
Substitutes: Vorm, Son, Nkoudou, Trippier, Eriksen, Onomah, Wimmer