NS Mura vs Tottenham, Europa Conference League: live score and latest updates

, NS Mura vs Tottenham, Europa Conference League: live score and latest updates, The Habari News
, NS Mura vs Tottenham, Europa Conference League: live score and latest updates, The Habari News
  • Kick-off 5.45pm, live on BT Sport 2

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5:49PM

4 min Mura 0 Spurs 0  

Doherty stretches his stride a couple pf times with bursts down the right that come to naught. Not a bad player by any means, quite the opposite. But a less Spurs-like signing I could hardly conceive, Michael Brown notwithstanding. 

5:47PM

2 min Mura 0 Spurs 0 

Kane takes the ball, back to goal 25 yards out, and tries to spin and play a pass down the inside-left as Dele cuts in but Karnicik steps out to intercept. 

5:46PM

1 min Mura 0 Spurs 0

Tottenham kick off, attacking from left to right and play it back to the defensive trio who sweep it from left to right and up that flank.

5:45PM

The teams are out

Mura haven’t played for 18 days because of a Covid outbreak. They’re wearing black and white stripes and black shorts. Spurs are wearing their technicolor yawn, purple and green kit. 

5:32PM

Antonio Conte on the Ndombele enigma

As I said, I need to make my evaluations about evrey single player. This is a good opportunity for me to see players who have never played. Tanguy has a good opportunity to show me he deserves to play. We have a squad and it’s very important for me to be able to make these evaluations in games and I need time to do it. 

5:21PM

And now for those of you watching in black and white 

Mura  Obradovic; Karnicnik, Gorenc, Karamarko; Kous, Lorbek, Kozar, Sturm; Horvat, Pucko; Mulahusejnovic.
Substitutes  Kai Cipot, Bobicanec, Erjavec, Marosa, Tio Cipot, Bucek, Ouro, Mahimi, Klepac, Mandic, Zalokar.

Tottenham Hotspur  Gollini; Sanchez, Rodon, Tanganga; Doherty, Ndombele, Skipp, Sessegnon;  Gil, Alli; Kane.
Substitutes  Lloris, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Son, Winks, Emerson, Dier, Lucas Moura, Davies, Austin.

Referee  Antonio Nobre (Portugal)

4:56PM

Your NS Mura starters

4:52PM

Nine changes for Spurs – everyone bar Keane and Tanganga

3:36PM

Good evening

And welcome to live coverage of the fifth round of Group G matches in Uefa’s Europa Conference League AKA the Nyon Overreach League AKA the Gazprom WGAFF? League. Tottenham, under the management of Antonio Conte for his fourth game, find themselves in second place in the group, three points behind Rennes, and facing  a play-off game against a third-placed Europa League side, parachuted down to this Isthmian Cup, to get into the Round of 16. If you thought European competition could never be more debased, think again.

, NS Mura vs Tottenham, Europa Conference League: live score and latest updates, The Habari News

Tonight Tottenham take on the champions of Slovenia who have endured four defeats so far and have nowt to play for other than entertaining their fans, which, to be fair, isn’t such an ignoble motive. For Tottenham, who secured their first Premier League win under Antonio Conte on Sunday when they improved beyond measure in the second-half having been given the runaround by Leeds’ reserves, it offers a chance for the new manager to look at some alternatives, particularly at wing-back, a crucial play-making role in any Conte side, where Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon, despite his winner  against Leeds, did not impress.

To that end, Conte is looking to one of the great talents f English football whose potential and promise, like Jack Clarke’s, has fallen off a cliff at Spurs. On Sunday Conte gave Ryan Sessegnon his first PL appearance for two years and likes what he saw:

“Now he’s ready to start the game. I can’t wait to see his performance because he’s a talented player with space for improvement. He needs to be available for every game,” Conte said.  “I’ve seen in the past he suffered a lot of injuries. Now we’re trying to work in the right way with him. It’s very important with this player to push the engine at a high level and have a good training session, then you’re trained to do a high-intensity performance in the game.”

Sessegnon, who was even tipped as an outside bet for England’s 2018 World Cup squad, said the appointment of Conte represents an opportunity to finally kickstart his career.

“The formation is perfect for me. Left wing back is where I feel comfortable. It suits me. When I started at Fulham, I was a left-back and got pushed further forward. As a wing-back it combines the two,” Sessegnon said.

“Conte knows the history I have at the club. He wants me to be positive and express myself.”

A trophy is a trophy for Conte and he has taken his full squad out for the match. “All the players available will come with us,” he said. “They must be ready to play. I need to rotate because there are players who are a bit tired as they’ve played many games and other players need game time.

“But this competition is important, we want to take this fixture seriously, we want to go through to the next step.”

Victory here and beating Rennes at home should put them top of the group which would take the unattractive play-off route off the table.