Tottenham fans have reacted to Jose Mourinho’s team selection ahead of their Europa League round of 16 second leg match against Dinamo Zagreb.
With Spurs 2-0 up from the first leg courtesy of a Harry Kane brace at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Mourinho makes just two changes from that game for the return match in the Croatian capital.
Heung-min Son misses out after picking up a hamstring injury in the north London derby defeat to Arsenal and is replaced by Lucas Moura while Harry Winks replaces Tanguy Ndombele in midfield.
Having started in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, Gareth Bale is back on the bench, while Dele Alli is handed another start in Europe.
In defence, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Ben Davies all retain their places from the reverse fixture having missed the game at the Emirates.
Harry Kane keeps his place up front hoping to pile more misery on the Croatian side.
Also among the Spurs substitutes is midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso who has missed the last three months with a hamstring injury.
Spurs fans are understandably excited about the possibility of seeing the Argentine back in action after such a lengthy absence from the side and took to social media to express their joy at his return.
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Following their comfortable first leg victory, Tottenham are looking to seal their place in the quarter-final of the competition for the first time since 2013.
After their top four hopes in the Premier League were dealt a blow following defeat to their local rivals Arsenal, the Europa League may be their best route back into the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho has won the competition twice in his career previously, with Porto in 2003 and Manchester United in 2017.