Cska Sofia, Europa Conference League, Roma, Tottenham

Cska Sofia, Europa Conference League

Tottenham held in Europa Conference League, Roma thump CSKA Sofia 5-1 - Punch Newspapers

Tottenham held in Europa Conference League, Roma thump CSKA Sofia 5-1

9/17/2021 1:35:00 AM

Tottenham held in Europa Conference League , Roma thump CSKA Sofia 5-1 - Punch Newspapers

Tottenham held in Europa Conference League , Roma thump CSKA Sofia 5-1

16 September 2021Substitute Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s equaliser allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come away with a 2-2 draw from their trip to France to play Rennes in the new Europa Conference League on Thursday.Loic Bade’s own goal had given Spurs the lead in Brittany but Flavien Tait equalised and Gaetan Laborde put Rennes ahead in the 72nd minute.

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That lead was swiftly cancelled out by Hojbjerg and in the circumstances it is a good result for Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham after their 3-0 drubbing at Crystal Palace last weekend.“It was not perfect, but we showed a lot of character and belief to change the result after we conceded,” Nuno said of his second-string line-up.

“They are a hard team to play and it is not easy to analyse the game -– we had a lot of players out of position.”The result pleased the Rennes support who, frustrated at recent performances, had unfurled a giant banner before kick-off with the message in English: “Are you ready to fight?” headtopics.com

While finishing in the Premier League top four and returning to the Champions League has to take priority for Spurs, they would be wise not to neglect a competition which offers a realistic route to silverware for a club that has won nothing since the League Cup in 2008.

Their next game in Group G is against Slovenian champions Mura, who lost 2-0 to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday.However this was hardly a smooth trip to France for Tottenham before they face Chelsea at the weekend.They were forced to spend Wednesday night 100 kilometres away in the town of Saint-Brieuc because an agricultural show in Rennes this week meant a shortage of hotel rooms.

Nuno then lost both his starting wingers, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura, to injury during the game.– Quiet night for Kane –The coach had made seven changes from the Crystal Palace debacle, with Son Heung-min among the players left behind in England while Hugo Lloris was one of those left on the bench.

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