£4.5m Tottenham buy looking to use the Europa League to impress

Benjamin Stambouli is aiming to showcase his abilities during Tottenham Hotspur's game against Partizan Belgrade tonight.

Tottenham Hotspur's newest recruit Benjamin Stambouli is determined to show what he can do in the Europa League

Tottenham take on Partizan Belgrade tonight and Stambouli could be in-line for his first start at the club since completing a summer move from Montpellier. 

The French midfielder impressed after coming off the bench against Sunderland at the weekend, but says that he wants to continue to showcase his ability in Europe tonight. 

“It’s a chance to show what I can do," he said to Spurs' official site. "There are many games, so we need everyone.

“I know that it will be a difficult game against Partizan but we have our qualities and we all hope for a victory.

“We have targets and we are together to reach these targets. When you think collectively, you are strong.”

The Europa League may not be one of Spurs' main priorities this season, but they are hoping for a good run and anything but a win tonight will be reflected on as a disappointing result. 

Tottenham have now not won in two games and they will be determined to get their season back on track after an encouraging start tonight. 

Partizan represent a decent test but, given Spurs' quality, they should be able to grab the three points against their Serbian opponents to get their European campaign off to the perfect start. 

Mauricio Pochettino's side have looked fairly good in their displays so far, but there is still plenty to come and the Europa League may be utilised to test out some of his fringe players.

As a result, Stambouli must be optimistic about his chances of starting and if he does Spurs fans will have their eyes firmly on him. 

The French midfielder remains a relatively unknown quantity in England, but reports from viewers of French football have been positive and there is a hope that he can add steel to their defensive midfield ranks.

The 24-year-old has been compared to Morgan Schneiderlin, who Tottenham were reportedly interested in signing earlier in the summer, and if he has anything like as talented as the Southampton star then he is set for a good career at White Hart Lane. 

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