Monday 13

Tottenham Hotspur

Red Star Belgrade v Tottenham Hotspur team news

6th November 2019, 13:29 by Gareth Freeman

Tottenham will take a huge step towards Champions League qualification if they can secure all three points at Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.

Spurs won the reverse fixture 5-0 in London last month thanks to doubles from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, as well as an effort from Erik Lamela, but they may find life a little tougher in the Serbian capital.

Red Star are unbeaten in 12 across all competitions at home and have just one defeat in their last 12 in Belgrade in the Champions League.

That loss came at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, while last season they managed to beat eventual champions Liverpool 2-0 at the Stadion Rajko Mitic and also held Italian outfit Napoli to a 0-0 draw.

Tottenham go into the game in second spot in Group B with four points, one clear of Red Star in third.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be able to call on striker and stand-in skipper Harry Kane after he missed the draw at Everton last time out with a virus.

Defender Jan Vertonghen sits out due to a hamstring injury and Lamela is absent with a thigh problem, while captain Hugo Lloris is a long-term absentee and so Paulo Gazzaniga will continue in goal.

It had been suggested Son may be left out after his involvement in the serious injury sustained by Everton’s Andre Gomes at Goodison Park at the weekend.

The South Korean was visibly distraught when the extent of the injury became apparent on the pitch. He has since been receiving support and Pochettino says the 27-year-old is now in a “good way” and available for the trip to Serbia.

Red Star remain without long-term injury victim Branko Jovicic, while fellow midfielder Aleksa Vukanovic is a doubt after missing the 2-0 win at Proleter over the weekend with an ankle injury.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Tottenham Hotspur

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Geraghty calls time on glittering career

12th July 2020, 11:05

Barry Geraghty has announced his retirement as a jockey, at the age of 40, and admits he will "miss the buzz and thrill" of jump racing.

Horse Racing

Appleby expecting Pinatubo success

12th July 2020, 09:50

Charlie Appleby says he wold be "disappointed" if Pinatubo doesn't win the Qatar Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on Sunday.

Horse Racing

Fallon bags first Group One winner in Darley July Cup

11th July 2020, 18:34

Cieren Fallon rode his first Group One winner as Oxted cruised to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Horse Racing

Stott relishing Newmarket outing

11th July 2020, 11:20

Jockey Kevin Stott is relishing Saturday's outing in the Group One Darley July Cup at Newmarket with Hello Youmzain.

Horse Racing

Nazeef extends winning run

10th July 2020, 16:56

Nazeef has continued to enhance her growing reputation by earning a sixth successive win in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Horse Racing

Unbeaten Quorto suffers fatal injury

10th July 2020, 15:21

Unbeaten Group 1 winner Quorto suffered a fatal injury during training at Newmarket on Thursday, according to Charlie Appleby.

Horse Racing

Thunderous hands Johnston a memorable York double

9th July 2020, 17:12

Trainer Mark Johnston claimed a famous double at York as Thunderous capped off a day to remember by landing the Dante Stakes on Thursday.

Horse Racing

Johnston considers German Oaks for Rose of Kildare

9th July 2020, 16:48

Mark Johnston says Rose of Kildare could now run in the German Oaks after winning the Group Three Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Thursday.