Tottenham Hotspur defender Milos Veljkovic has been speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League match against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side begin their Europa League campaign with a trip to Serbia, and the 18-year-old has revealed what Spurs can expect from the match.
Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Veljkovic said, “Partizan is a great club in Serbia; they have a strong support and they 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.”
The teenage defender knows a couple of Partizan’s players very well, having played alongside them for Serbia’s under-21 side.
Left-back Nemanja Petrovic and attacking midfielder Andrija Zivkovic are both likely to feature against Tottenham on Thursday, and Veljkovic has also been speaking about them.
“Nemanja and Andrija are very good young players and I know they are very important to Partizan,” he said. “I was speaking to them last week and they are looking forward to this game.”
The 22-year-old Petrovic has played 18 times for Partizan to date, while 18-year-old Zivkovic has already made 33 appearances, scoring five goals in that time.