Four youngsters travel to Norway as Sigurdsson wants 'job done' in Europe

Winter Football

All the morning news from White Hart Lane ahead of the Europa League clash with Tromso.

Andre-Villas Boas insists that he is not under pressure from the board and that despite the 6-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend he is going nowhere.

AVB appeared in high spirits despite the recent result and speculation - and on the subject of his future stated:

“The only conversation we had recently was two or three days ago - very, very briefly, about the game. The board is of the same opinion that everything went wrong and we hope to get some response in the future.”

It comes as bookmakers slash odds on the Portuguese being the next Premier League manager for the chop.

Tottenham’s long standing interest in Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has peaked once again - after the £20 million rated star scored the winner against Chelsea at the weekend.

The FC Basel star impressed for the Swiss outfit against Spurs in the Europa League last season and sporting director Franco Baldini was said to be in St Jakob Park on Tuesday running the rule over the 21-year-old winger.

It comes as disappointment over the performances of Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Aaron Lennon heightens.

Spurs take on Norwegian side Tromso this evening … in the pitch black of the Arctic Circle.

AVB has left 10 of his first-team squad at home for the game including Kyle Walker, Hugo Lloris, Paulinho, Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon, Sandro and Younes Kaboul.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane are injured.

Several young stars have been called up for the game. Ryan Fredericks, Kenneth McEvoy, Laste Dombaxe and Shaquille Coulthirst all in the squad.

One man who will be used to the cold is Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson - who had this to say about the Europa League tie:

"Obviously it will be completely different from the first match at White Hart Lane. We all know how cold it is out there and we're playing on an artificial pitch, but it's up to us to get the job done and try to secure first place in the group.”

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