Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur takes on Norwegian side Tromso in the UEFA Europa League. We came pretty close to winning this competition last year and lost. It stunk. This year, we have a deeper team and can compete on all fronts while rotating a lot. Yay!
Here's your starting lineup.
Here's our team - Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose; Dembele, Sandro; Lamela, Holtby, Sigurdsson; Defoe. #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 19, 2013
I'm a bit surprised at Hugo Lloris getting the nod over Brad Friedel, who I just assumed was going to be our goalkeeper for the cups and Europa League again. I'm expecting Jermain Defoe to fill that role on the other end of the pitch. I'm happy we're getting Kyle Walker a rest and starts for Erik Lamela and Lewis Holtby.
Here's Tromso's lineup.
TROMSO XI v Tottenham: Sahlman; Causevic, Koppinen, Fojut, Kristiansen; Johansen, Bendiksen; Moldskred, Pritchard, Drage; Ondrasek— Jerrad Peters (@jerradpeters) September 19, 2013
Kickoff is just after 8 p.m. local time, 3 p.m. ET from White Hart Lane. You can catch the game on ITV 4 in the UK, FOX Sports 1 in the US and Sportsnet regional networks in Canada. It's also streaming legally on ITV streaming, ESPN3 and Sportsnet World Online.
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