Tottenham is in the European League tonight with a trip to Bulgaria to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Tottenham started their European campaign in the second qualifying round of the European League and faces a tough test.
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Jose Mourinho’s men were poor in the opening game of the Premier League, losing 1-0 at home to Everton and being criticized for their performances.
Special One will want to see their team better this evening as they look to advance to the Europa League.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham: date and time
The Europa League match will take place at Stadion Lokomotiv on Wednesday 17th September and kick off at 5pm UK time.
This will be the first meeting between the two clubs.
Given the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown, this will be one confrontation while the third qualifying round will take place on September 24.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Tottenham: TV and live broadcasting channel
The match will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 and coverage begins at 4:55 PM.
All three European League qualifiers will be shown on Premier Sports.
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Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham: team news
Tottenham trained with a full squad before their European trip to Bulgaria.
Giovanni Lo Celso was present after missing Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Everton with a hamstring injury.
Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura were all present as Mourinho’s coach seemed ready to travel with a strong side.
Mourinho said Tanguy Ndombele is not fit enough to start, but that his operation is “positive”.
Javitt Tanjanga is still outside with a groin injury.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv-Tottenham: What was said?
Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho: “The European League has some very good teams, and some teams are withdrawing from the Champions League.
Yesterday, for example, I think it was Alkmaar and Benfica who knocked out the Champions League qualifiers into the European League. Later in December, some other teams will drop from the Champions League to the Europa League.
“ The European League is a very difficult competition to win, but if you qualify for the group stage, which is the most important and difficult thing now, then we will have six matches to play for points, without knocking out.
“I think we are strong enough to go beyond that.
On tonight’s match, he added, “I think Lokomotec Plovdiv and Tottenham were not so lucky in a draw.
“Lokomotiv could have had a much easier discount than us and we could also have a much easier opponent. As a ranked team, it would have had a lot, much easier than Tottenham and the unrated teams, there were a lot of people with much less potential than Lokomotiv.”
We are both in a difficult position. It is only one game, not two games, it will be different in two games. With one game, one decision, everything is decided tomorrow, I think it’s a difficult game and we will give them the respect they deserve from us.
“We go there and we know it is black or white, and there is no other choice, either you win or you lose, you enter or leave. We go with the intention to be in the next round. I think it is a good competition to develop my team and try to win it.”
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