Tottenham have no time to rest and are back in action in the Europa Conference League against Vitesse Arnhem, where the Dutch club has put one of the last nails in Nuno Espirito Santos’ coffin.
Antonio Conte was quickly announced as his replacement and Spurs still hope that the correct paperwork will be in place in time for the Italian to take the lead.
By the end of Wednesday, the wait for everything to be signed legally meant that Conte had still not led his first training session, even though he had been introduced to the players.
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What time is the kick off? Thursday 4 November, 20:00 (GMT)Where is it played? Tottenham Hotspur StadiumTV channel? BT Sport (UK), Paramount + (USA)Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channelJudge? Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Most eyes will be on who will lead Spurs on Thursday and whether Conte, if he gets through his documents in time to take the lead, immediately changes things to his favorite back-three system.
Bryan Gil is an injury doubt due to a hoarding problem that ruled him out this weekend, while Ryan Sessegnon is also still away. Otherwise, it looks like a fully fit team.
Maximilian Wittek, who scored the goal in the reverse match last month, has not played since due to injury and is therefore still in doubt for this one.
Tottenham: Lloris; Emerson, Romero, Sanchez, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Dele; Lucas, Kane, Son
Speed Anrhem: Schubert; Doekhi, Rasmussen, Bazoer; Dasa, Bero, Tronstad, Hajek; Frederiksen, Openda; Darfalou
Whether Conte really breaks through on Thursday night or not, Spurs players should still feel a lift from his presence. It is reported that he has impressed the squad so far, even during their brief introductions, and the quality is there to beat Vitesse.
Last time was a shock that should not be repeated.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-0 Vitesse Arnhem
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