AEL Limassol FC v Tottenahm Hotspur FC
The pitch in Larnaca for tonight game is diabolical and Muuricio Pochettino isn't very happy about it. Apart from the fact that it ruins passing football it increases the likelihood of injuries and that may affect team selection.
Michael Dawson is coming back from an ankle injury and this wouldn't be the ideal surface to return him on and Pochettino wouldn't want Vertonghen to twist an ankle for instance, he received an injury on a previous terrible pitch when Tottenham played Sunderland in Hong Kong last summer in a pre-season tournament.
We all await our first clues as to how he will approach the tie and indeed the Europa League, we know the club objective is to win it and keep the Tottenham name alive in European competition and thus European media.
The game will be played in heat of about 32 degrees.
Tottenham Hotspur SquadLloris