Tottenham handed nightmare Europa League 3rd qualifying round draw

Tottenham handed nightmare Europa League 3rd qualifying round draw



Jose Mourinho’s nightmare Europa League qualifying scenario is quickly becoming a reality after Tottenham were handed another away tie on Tuesday morning – this time a trip to either Romanian side Botoşani or Shkendija of Macedonia in the 3rd qualifying round.

That draw came just 24 hours after Spurs were paired with Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the 2nd qualifying round – with that game scheduled for 17 September, which is sandwiched between their Premier League opener against Everton and their visit to Southampton on 20 September.

If Tottenham are successful against Plovdiv, they’ll travel to either Romania or Macedonia seven days later.

And if Spurs are victorious in their 3rd qualifying round tie, Mourinho’s side face a one-legged play-off on 1 October – with the winners going through to the Europa League group stage.

Tottenham are also in Carabao Cup 3rd round action – which is yet to be drawn – just days before their 3rd qualifying tie, meaning the north Londoners are facing a gruelling prospect of nine games in the first 20 days of the 2020-2021 season, in what is becoming a far from ideal start to the campaign for Mourinho.


  1. with all the zillions of dollars in the game even a total idiot can see that 9 games in 20 days is complete madness
    the pursuit of money is and will be the death of it just like ivy spreading and suffocating its host

  2. With this schedule expect blended squads and late loans and or sales depending on results and performances. Hopefully players like Foyth, Carter-vickers, Cirkin, Sessengnon, Gedson, White, Tanganga and Clarke can take their chances and cause Josè some headaches

  3. Predicted formation and Starting 11 for opening PL fixture

    Everton travel to Spurs and given our intense schedule I expect Spurs to continue to dominate this opponent and have success with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

    Starting 11; Lloris Doherty Davies Dier Toby A Højbjerg LoCelso Bergjwin Alli Son and Kane–Subs Hart Gedson Sessengnon Moura Sissoko Lamela Sanchez.

    No Ndombele as his match fitness will be in doubt following Covid 19 self isolation …when fit expect him to take Sessengnon’s place on the bench
    What do you think?


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