When Spurs supporters came upon their membership would participate within the inaugural Europa Convention League this season, it was inconceivable to miss how far Tottenham Hotspur had fallen. From Champions League finalists to competing in Europe’s third-rate membership competitors within the house of two years.
However when you ignore the presence of NS Mura (what European marketing campaign could be full and not using a journey to the furthest reaches of the continent?) Spurs’ Conference League group feels, well, stronger than you might have expected.
Vitesse Arnhem completed fourth within the Eredivisie final season beneath wily German coach Thomas Letsch – his 3-5-2 formation standing out a mile in a league the place everybody else sticks like glue to these Cruyffian 4-3-3 rules – whereas Rennes had been a Champions League outfit themselves as not too long ago as 2020.
Moreover, when Tottenham journey from Britain to Brittany forward of tomorrow’s tea-time conflict, Nuno Espirito Santo will dedicate loads of journey time understanding learn how to cease two gamers who, if issues had labored out in a different way, may have been carrying the white of Tottenham slightly than the purple of Rennes.
Will Santamaria and Guirassy come again to hang-out Spurs?
According to reports, Spurs tried to signal Baptiste Santamaria in a discount £13 million deal 15 months in the past.
On the time, the tough-tackling, box-to-box midfielder was being labelled the second coming of N’Golo Kante, even when Santamaria sees himself as more of a Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard.
The 26-year-old enforcer is again in France after a profitable but temporary spell at SC Freiburg and, if Tottenham’s midfield performs prefer it did in Saturday’s humbling 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, the swaggering Santamaria may run riot towards the membership that attempted to signal him not way back.
The most important menace Tottenham faces, nonetheless, could also be Serhou Guirassy, the rangy centre-forward scouted by Spurs in February 2020 when scoring twice in a Ligue 1 conflict with Paris Saint-Germain (Daily Mail).
Like Santamaria, Guirassy ended up at Rennes as a substitute and, after a sluggish begin to the season, he’ll be determined to point out Spurs what they’re lacking at Roazhon Park.
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