Tottenham will be hoping to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League when they face Dinamo Zagreb in their second leg on Thursday evening.
Harry Kane’s brace last week has put Jose Mourinho’s side in complete control of the tie ahead of their trip to Croatia, although the Spurs boss has number of absentees for the game.
Heung Min Son sustained a hamstring problem in Sunday’s north London derby and is therefore unavailable, whilst Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Rodon are ineligible – the former serving a one-match suspension for his yellow card in the first leg.
Rodon, meanwhile, wasn’t included in Tottenham’s 25-man European squad and is unable to feature for the remainder of the competition.
Despite Spurs’ two-goal advantage, Mourinho is expected to name a strong team in Zagreb and confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Kane will start the game.
Mourinho said: “”Kane is going to play. The game is open and it’s an important game so he plays for us.” (Quotes via Football.London).
With Son out injured, starting Kane would appear a risky move from Mourinho, but the tie is far from over, and the Spurs boss usually likes to have one of his two main goalscorers on the pitch.