Sorry this is so late everyone. Anyways, as usual: Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur travel to Athens to take on Panathinaikos. They're generally one of the top clubs in Greece and have been in Champions League very recently. However, currently they're a club in crisis. Their captain, Konstantinos Katsouranis, has been banished from the side, following a six game suspension for verbally abusing a referee. Their best young player from recent years, Sotaris Ninis, has departed. Their best player right now, Sebastian Leto, is injured. Tottenham should win, even on the road.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas continues to talk about this being a competition Spurs are going to take seriously and looking at the lineup he's put out today it is clear that he was not kidding.
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Jan Verthonghen, Steven Caulker, Michael Dawson, Kyle Walker; Tom Huddlestone, Moussa Dembele; Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey, Aaron Lennon; Jermain Defoe
Panathinaikos lineup (4-5-1): Orestis Kamezis; Loukas Vyntra, Andre Pinto, Konstantinos Triandafillopulos, Fiorgios Seitaridis; Quincy
The game is live on Fox Soccer in the US and is on ITV in the UK.