The draw for the 2020-21 Europa League just completed, and Tottenham Hotspur now know who they will be playing in the group stages. Spurs were drawn into Group J along with Bulgarian side PFC Ludogorets, Austrian side LASK, and Belgian side Royal Antwerp.
✨ Our @EuropaLeague group has been confirmed.#UEL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/Gn0v371HV0— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 2, 2020
It’s not a bad draw. Ludogorets are currently at the top of the Bulgarian league table, one point over the other Bulgarian team Spurs defeated in qualifying, Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Royal Antwerp are currently sixth in the Belgian Jupiler League with 11 points from 7 matches.
If there’s a dangerous team in this group, it’s probably LASK. The Austrian side beat Sporting Lisbon 4-1 yesterday in the playoffs and defeated AZ Alkmaar last season en route to the Europa League Round of 16 where they lost to Manchester United.
Either way, it’s pretty good if you’re concerned about travel — the farthest distance Spurs will have to go is to Bulgaria again, and trips to Austria and Belgium isn’t too shabby, all things considered.
If you’re wondering, here’s the rest of the Europa League draw.
Group A: Roma, Young Boys, Cluj, CSKA Sofia
Group B: Arsenal, Rapid Wien, Molde Dundalk
Group C: Bayer Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Hapoel Beer Sheva, Nice
Group D: Benfica, Standard Liege, Rangers, Lech Poznan
Group E: PSV Eindhoven, PAOK, Granada, Omonoia
Group F: Napoli, Real Sociedad, Alkmaar, Rijeka
Group G: Braga, Leicester City, AEK Athens, Zorya Luhansk
Group H: Celtic, Sparta Prague, AC MIlan, Lille
Group I: Villarreal, Qarabag, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Sivasspor
Group J: Tottenham Hotspur, Ludogorets, LASK, Royal Antwerp
Group K: CSKA Moscow, Dinamo Zagreb, Feyenoord, Wolfsberg
Group L: Gent, Red Star Belgrade, Hoffenheim, Slovan Liberec
What did you think of Tottenham’s draw? What about Arsenal’s prospects, or Leicester? Have your say in the comments.