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Tottenham Hotspur primed to bounce back in Europe

Tottenham can overturn a 1-0 deficit at the Lane on Thursday night (©GettyImages)
Tottenham can overturn a 1-0 deficit at the Lane on Thursday night (©GettyImages).

Tottenham Hotspur can still dream of a trophy this year as they suffer of just one goal deficit in their Europa League last 32 tie, as they bid to turn the tie with Dnipro around in front a sold out White Hart Lane tonight.

After a big disappointment in Ukraine, the north Londoners are back in front of their fans, and are determined to bounce back on Thursday at White Hart Lane

“It’s a competition we want to do well in so as disappointed as we are, we have to pick ourselves up. We know the fans will be right behind us and they deserve a big performance after the two defeats we’ve had", stated club captain Michael Dawson.

With eight wins and two draws in the competition at White Hart Lane Spurs are unbeaten in their last 10 home Europa League matches.

Tottenham will see some welcome faces back on the pitch on Thursday night, with boss Tim Sherwood reported that Sandro is back in the frame and could be ready for the Thursday clash.

The Brazilian has missed Spurs' last 14 matches in all competitions after picking up a calf injury, but he could make a massive impact against Dnipro as he clearly strengthens Sherwood's side.

With most of their best players who did not travel to Ukraine last week Tottenham will fancy their chances of banishing the painful memory of Roberto Soldado firing over from six yards.

This was very unlucky for the England side as their possession went up to 65 per cent, with Tottenham losing late on thanks to a late debatable penalty call given against defender Jan Vertonghen for fouling Dnipro striker Matheus.

The Spaniard will have another chance on Thursday to score goals and bright at the Lane, and show 30,000 spectators that he can push Tottenham to the Champions League with a return to form domestically as a result.

Spurs will face Benfica or PAOK in the round of last 16 tie if they manage to pick a 2-0 victory, but it is more likely that Sherwood will face the Portuguese as they are leading with one cushion.

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