Tottenham put this past weekend’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham behind them with victory over Wolfsberger in the last 32 of the Europa League. This 4-1 second leg success means Spurs go through by an 8-1 aggregate scoreline. Although their Austrian opponents did not present the toughest of challenges, this success will no doubt be a confidence booster for Tottenham. Some bestaustraliancasinosites will have cut the odds on Spurs going all the way in this season’s Europa League off the back of this result, and it will certainly be interesting to see who Jose Mourinho’s men draw in the next round.
There are still a number of high quality teams left in the competition including Rangers, Manchester United, Roma and Ajax to name but a few. The round of 16 draw is set to take place this Friday 26th January, and there is sure to be some seriously competitive ties based on the sides that remain. While Tottenham have suffered somewhat of a lull where results are concerned domestically in recent weeks, their European performances have continued to be positive. Admittedly, Spurs have been fortunate with the draw thus far and the likelihood of a top level opponent in the next round is now quite high.
Jose Mourinho’s record in the Europa League is second to none. He has managed two sides in the competition prior to this season with Tottenham Hotspur, and gone on to lift the trophy both times. I feel that the Europa League must now be the number one priority for the Spurs manager and i would expect to see a strong first eleven being fielded in the last sixteen games. While the fringe players have performed with great skill and determination to this point, I can’t see Mourinho taking the sort of chance he may when playing real money slots. A lot will depend on the draw, but i will be very surprised of Son and Kane don’t start in the next round.
4 – 0 not 4 – 1. And 26th Feb not Jan. Otherwise good journalism…