03 December 2020 18:39
I believe that our defeat in Antwerp was more in relation to our attitude, the way we faced the game than the potential of the team. I like the way they play and I think they are a difficult team. Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages in their penultimate match in Group J against LASK. Spurs have travelled to Austria with the knowledge that a single point will take them to the next stage. Jose Mourinho's men currently sit second in the table, with the same amount of points - nine - as Royal Antwerp, but the Belgian side are perched on top of the table thanks to their head to head record against Tottenham, having beaten the north London side 1-0 more than a month ago.
Spurs welcome Antwerp to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next week but first they must do the job against LASK and then worry about who tops the table. Mourinho is without Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Sergio Reguilon, Carlos Vinicius and Erik Lamela. Sixteen-year-old striker Dane Scarlett, who broke John Bostock's record to become the youngest player to ever make a competitive appearance for Spurs when he came on for the final 10 minutes against Ludogorets last week, has flown to Austria with the squad. We'll have live updates from Tottenham's game at the Stadion der Stadt Linz. Scroll down for all of the latest from the match in Austria.
Tottenham remains hot, as Sunday's draw against Chelsea was the first time Jose Mourinho's team failed to win in six matches. The manager continues to take the Europa League somewhat seriously, though he can likely get by with plenty of rotations on Thursday, especially given the talent gap. All it takes is a draw for Spurs to move on in the competition, but three points will be the goal in Austria. After some late collapses earlier in the season, things are going just about as well as possible for Tottenham lately, and there is no sense is ending the good times now. Streaming: CBS All Access (USA), BT Sport Extra (UK) Cartilage Free Captain has affiliate partnerships.
These do not influence editorial content, though Cartilage Free Captain and SB Nation may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. The match thread rules are the same as always. While you're here, though, we have a few rules and regulations: Violators will be warned or banned. We have rules against "relentless negativity." Nobody likes a Negative Nancy. Along those lines, outright abuse of players or match officials is also not allowed. Treat other people in the match thread the way you would want someone else to treat your grandmother. Finally, while we don't have a rule against profanity, please try and keep the naughty words in check. Also, language that is sexist, racist, or homophobic in nature will be swiftly deleted and you will be immediately banned. TOTTENHAM travel to Austria to take on LASK in the Europa League tonight. Jose Mourinho's side can secure their place in the knockout stages with victory. 5.55pm GMT TV/ live stream: BT Sport 2 Jose Mourinho continues his quest for another Europa League title (Picture: Getty Images) Tottenham return to Europa League action on Thursday night as they travel to Austria to take on LASK and attempt to return to the top of their group. Nine points from three games so far has left Spurs second in Group J, behind Royal Antwerp after their surprise defeat to the Belgian side in October. Jose Mourinho will be hoping for three points at LASK and then to gain revenge over Antwerp next week, which will leave them at the top of the group and into the knockout stage. LASK are level on points with the north London side and will be looking to keep their hopes of qualification alive with a win. What time is LASK vs Tottenham? The game kicks off at 5.55pm on Thursday 3 December at the Raiffeisen Arena. What TV channel is LASK vs Tottenham on and is there a live stream? BT Sport 2 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 5.30pm. LASK vs Tottenham team news Tottenham are without Harry Kane, Carlos Vinicius, Sergio Reguilon, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela for the trip to Austria. Kane, Vinicius and Reguilon are likely to be back for Sunday's Premier League clash with Arsenal, while Alderweireld and Lamela have more serious problems. LASK vs Tottenham odds 9/2 LASK 4/7 Tottenham MORE: Ian Wright urges Mikel Arteta to play Reiss Nelson ahead of Willian for Arsenal's clash with Tottenham MORE: Arsenal need 'physicality' of Ainsley Maitland-Niles in Tottenham clash, says Ian Wright Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.