Tottenham Hotspur latest, Partizan warnings, Fazio's Europa League advice

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A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday evening.

A lot of the news surrounding Tottenham Hotspur is related to their Europa League game with Partizan Belgrade in the Serbian capital.

Partizan's head coach Marko Nikolic has warned that his side have nothing to lose in tomorrow night's clash against Spurs but has said he wants his side to compete at this level - after admitting they have partially fulfilled their objective of making it to the group stage.

He's quoted by Sky Sports, saying: "Partizan have partially fulfilled its goal by making the group stage, but I do not want to be mere participants. I want to try to compete at this level, to show how much power we have.

"We will not make big promises, but we will try to win this match as we do with every match."

Tottenham's Serbian defender Milos Veljkovic has warned of the threat that Partizan may possess, telling the club's website: “Partizan is a great club in Serbia, they have a strong support and have been champions on many occasions.

“Partizan and Red Star Belgrade are especially strong at home. They are always in the Champions League and that shows their quality. It will be a big challenge for us."

New signing Federico Fazio knows all about winning the Europa League after lifting the trophy in Turin last May with Sevilla, and will hope to use his experience to help his teammates. 

He told the club website that it is vital Spurs get off to a good start in the group stage, saying: “It’s difficult but if we want to win this competition we need to compete in all the matches. We need to start strongly in a difficult game in Partizan and try to get the three points.

“The final is in May but we must take it match-by-match and think about the next game. That’s against Partizan and we need to win.”

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