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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Pacos de Ferreira to north London on Thursday evening, who must tip over a deficit in the Europa Conference League.
A strongly changed team succumbed to a 1-0 defeat in Portugal, which required an increase in performance in front of their own supporters.
Prediction for this match
After winning over Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers without conceding a clean sheet, the start of the Spurs in the new season is difficult to criticize.
However, since the competition offers a clear chance of winning silver, failure to reach the group stage of the Europa Conference League would take all progress below Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Portuguese came to Spurs with the task of regaining a place in the Champions League, but ending the club’s wait for cutlery is also part of his remit.
While there has been a lot of talk about Spurs not having a shot on goal in the first leg, there is an argument that the end result could have been much worse as none of the players present had 90 minutes in their legs.
That will change on Thursday evening and Nuno could take the opportunity to give a start too Harry Kane with the England international far behind the rest of the group in terms of fitness.
Despite finishing fifth in the Primeira Liga last season, Pacos de Ferreira’s triumph in the first leg is not in line with the other results of recent weeks.
In addition to losing the away game against Northern Ireland team Larne in this competition, Jorge Simao saw his team succumb to tame Boavista and Estoril.
Pacos de Ferreira will also have had over 30 hours less time to prepare for this competition, with travel to be included in their plans.
Although everything seems against them, Simao and his players know that an early goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will put pressure on a team that has only scored two goals in 270 minutes of football.
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While Nuno is expected to make far-reaching changes again, he will likely name a Spurs XI with older players.
Kane could lead the attack with people like Pierluigi Gollini, Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil everyone returns to the team.
Cristian Romero should show up mid-defense as well, provided he shook off the little problem that pushed him off the squad on Sunday.
Heroes and Lucas Silva are on the verge of returning for Pacos de Ferreira after the two broad players were eliminated for Estoril clash.
Matchoi Djalo urges a start as he has only been named as a replacement for the last two games.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting line-up:
Gollini; Doherty, Romero, Davies, Sessegnon; Wink, Skipp, Lo Celso; Moura, Kane, Gil
Pacos de Ferreira possible starting line-up:
Ferreira; Fonseca, Ramos, Baixinho, Antunes; Helder, Carlos, Eustaquio, Silva; Matchoi, Pedro
Probability: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Pacos de Ferreira (Spurs win 3-2 overall)
Spurs will certainly play more of their older players in this competition than they did in the first leg and you have to think that will make all the difference.
While the visitors deserve respect, an early Spurs goal should change the course of the game.