CONFIRMED: Tottenham Hotspur line-up v AEL - Pochettino goes with strong side!

Here's the Spurs side to face AEL in the Europa League play-off, kick-off at 17:00 GMT.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (c); Naughton, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Paulinho; Holtby, Townsend, Kane; Soldado

Subs: Friedel, Rose, Dawson, Chadli, Dembele, Sandro, Lamela

Mauricio Pochettino takes his Tottenham Hotspur side into the first leg of a difficult Europa League play-off game against AEL Limassol.

Pochettino will be hoping for a first leg advantage that will allow him the luxury of being able to make changes to his team for the second leg of the game.

Spurs will head into the match confident and with some momentum after they battled well to earn three points away from home in the Premier League last weekend at West Ham United.

A strong squad was named prior to the match which suggests that Spurs are taking this tie very seriously and want to do well in Europe over the course of the new season.

There is added incentive for Tottenham to try and win the tournament this season because the eventual winners will be entered into the Champions League for the 2015/2016 campaign which takes the pressure away from a fourth place finish.

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