Listed here are the Tottenham Hotspur night headlines for Friday twenty sixth February 2021.
Europa League draw
Tottenham have been drawn to play Dinamo Zagreb within the Europa League Spherical of 16.
After popping out on high in Group J, the Lilywhites cruised by to the ultimate 16 of the competitors after beating Wolfsberger AC 8-1 on mixture within the Spherical of 32.
Profitable away 4-1 final Thursday, Jose Mourinho’s males then triumphed 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday as marvel objectives from Dele Alli and Gareth Bale, as effectively a Carlos Vinicius double, sealed a convincing win.
Following their success over their Austrian opponents, Tottenham will now tackle Dinamo Zagreb as they eye up a spot within the quarter-finals.
The Croatian aspect certified for the Spherical of 16 following victory over FK Krasnodar.
It will not be lengthy in any respect earlier than the video games really happen as they’re pencilled in to be performed on the eleventh and 18th of March.
‘Loopy’ Nile John second
Tottenham’s 4-0 Europa League win over Wolfsberger AC will reside lengthy within the reminiscence for plenty of the membership’s proficient children.
Mourinho as soon as once more named a handful of the membership’s academy gamers within the matchday squad as Dane Scarlett, Marcel Lavinier, Nile John and Dilan Markanday took their place within the matchday 23.
John, who has been with the membership because the age of seven, was additionally launched concurrently Scarlett, with full-back Lavinier changing Matt Doherty seven minutes earlier.
Talking to the club’s official website, John revealed the precise second he came upon he can be with the primary crew.
“I used to be in schooling at dwelling on Monday morning and I received a name from Dean (Rastrick, Academy Supervisor) at about 10.30 saying that I used to be with the primary crew,” he defined.
“I assumed I used to be going to be coaching with the primary crew, then when Tuesday got here I came upon I used to be concerned within the squad, I used to be getting my go well with fitted and issues like that, so it was a loopy expertise!
“It was surreal being on the market on the pitch, one thing that I’d dreamed about, making an look for the primary crew. I used to be very nervous when the time got here however I felt like I stored my cool, tried to do my greatest for the crew and I used to be actually pleased to make my debut.”
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Benfica remorse Carlos Vinicius settlement
Benfica are reportedly starting to remorse permitting Carlos Vinicius to hitch Spurs on mortgage this season.
Portuguese information outlet Record – by way of Sport Witness – have highlighted simply how a lot the Brazilian has been missed by Benfica this season as his 9 objectives in 17 appearances for Tottenham present he is been having a greater season than the likes of Darwin Nunez and Haris Seferovic.
And following his aspect’s Europa League exit by the hands of Arsenal, Jorge Jesus claimed he does not have a prolific striker to name upon.
Curiously, Vinicius scored twice for the Lilywhites on Wednesday night and will be a part of the membership completely in the summertime if the €45m (£39m) choice to purchase is triggered.
Nonetheless, there’s concern amongst Benfica officers as as to whether Spurs will take up that choice.
If Vinicius finally ends up returning to Portugal on the finish of the season then Benfica is not going to solely remorse being with out the Brazilian for a 12 months, however they will not make a revenue from his sale.