Sport Forget Japhet: Conte must unleash £18m-rated Spurs "beast" today, he can terrify Mura - opinion
Slovenian minnows Mura stun Conte's 10-man Spurs
Spurs endured an embarrassing night in Slovenia as they were beaten 2-1 by NS Mura - the lowest-ranked team in the Europa Conference League.New boss Antonio Conte will have watched on with horror as his side lost at the death to a team with a UEFA coefficient ranking of 341.
Tottenham Hotspur take a break from domestic action as they look to get back on track in the Europa Conference League with a trip to Slovenia to face NS Mura.
The north London outfit currently occupy second place in Group G, three points behind Stade Rennes, so they have work to do to qualify into the knockout stages but they do now face a side yet to win in the competition.
Antonio Conte’s very first game in charge of Spurs was three weeks ago when his side defeated Vitesse 3-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and since then, they are yet to lose under his stewardship.
0 shots or key passes, 0 clearances, just 25 touches: Tottenham's three worst players vs Mura
Antonio Conte was given a shock over just how much work he still has to do at Tottenham Hotspur after they lost 2-1 away at NS Mura on Thursday evening. The Slovenians, who are the lowest-ranked team in the Europa Conference League, took an early lead after a fine curling strike from Tomi Horvat, before […]The Slovenians, who are the lowest-ranked team in the Europa Conference League, took an early lead after a fine curling strike from Tomi Horvat, before Ryan Sessegnon found himself sent off after being given two yellow cards by the referee.
He will be left with plenty of decisions to make after implementing rigorous training and fitness regime in amongst an international break and settling in at Hotspur Way.
We saw a glimpse of Davinson Sanchez on Sunday as he put in a reassuring and commanding cameo from the bench in the 2-1 win over Leeds United and he is surely in line to start against the PrvaLiga champions.
‘Replaced [Japhet] Tanganga with just over 20 minutes to go and he won some big headers and made some crunching tackles. Won everything that came his way,’ wrote football.london’sin his post-match ratings.
Indeed, the young academy gem struggled to combat Marcelo Bielsa’s side, with the Evening Standard’sdescribing him as a ‘little clumsy’ and that he ‘did not look comfortable.’
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Premier League preview: Tottenham Hotspur XI vs Burnley - latest team and injury news, Antonio Conte's predicted lineupAntonio Conte was left bitterly disappointed by his side’s humiliating Europa Conference League performance against NS Mura on Thursday night. He now needs to see a reaction in the English top-flight as Spurs can move into the top six with a win.
As such, Sanchez deserves the nod over in Slovenia – in just 20 minutes of action, he won 100% of his four aerial duels, made three interceptions and two tackles, per.
TheColombian international, who once cost a in 2017, has often been lambasted as a “ ” to the side but in moments like Sunday, he has shown his true potential.
Ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino has previously described him as a ““, so he should have no trouble in playing against a side of NS Mura’s quality, with all due respect, they are a team that Spurs should whitewash with very little trouble at the other end of the pitch.
But Sanchez has started onlytimes in the Premier League and will be in need of minutes, he could well become the ideal replacement for the seriously Cristian Romero.
If he plays like he did in the short time he did at the weekend, then he could terrify Mura’s frontline.
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