Tottenham face a trip to Bulgaria to take on Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of Europa League qualifying, it has been confirmed.

The tie, which is just one leg, will take place on September 17th, falling between Spurs’ first two Premier League games of the season.

Jose Mourinho’s men will play Everton at home in the top-flight curtain-raiser on Sunday the 13th, then Plovdiv the following Thursday, then Southampton on Sunday the 20th.

The long journey to Bulgaria has the potential to drain Spurs of energy ahead of the visit to Southampton, so Mourinho may choose to rest players in the Europa League qualifier.

That said, Tottenham obviously must beat Plovdiv if they are going to taste European success this season, meaning a strong team could play on Thursday and Sunday.

In any case, many Spurs fans have been reacting to the draw with a mix of confidence and fear of an embarrassing loss – it will be interesting to see how the Londoners cope with the pressure when the game comes around.

Here are some of the best supporter reactions from Twitter.




  1. Notwithstanding some incredibly stupid, arrogant, remarks from certain fans, about 9-0 wins, this is a potential banana skin. The Bulgarians will be right up for it and will undoubtedly make it a physical encounter. Playing kids in that kind of fixture would be madness, therefore we will have to put out a strong side in order to win, which cannot help but compromise our preparation for Southampton the following Sunday. Nevertheless, if we want to progress in the competition, then we need to win the tie.

  2. Hence the need for a strong and big squad.
    On another matter, nothing makes me more mad than being told that we failed at the last minute to buy a top player, in this case de Beek.
    If there was a gold medal for missing out on players,we would be streets ahead of the 2nd place club; or is this just paper talk or Levy taking the fans for idiots by trying to appease them by giving the impression that we are trying???….

  3. Interesting tie. Spurs will be expected to win but we are still a team in transition, lots of games in small period of time, and Plovdiv will be stepping up their game for such a big opposition. Plus they have been making a name for themselves in Bulgaria.


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