Tottenham latest: Fazio on debut performance, Eriksen eyes Baggies win

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A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening

Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio told the club's website that he was pleased with his debut in the Europa League, as he played in the 0-0 draw against Partizan Belgrade in Serbia. 

Fazio signed from Sevilla for £8 million in the summer and has experience of winning the Europa League, and was pleased with a clean sheet on his first appearance.

He said: “I’m very happy to have played my first match for Tottenham and I would like to play many more.

“I’m pleased with the clean sheet and not to lose this match and now we’re all thinking about the next match against West Brom on Sunday.

“I hope to play my first game at White Hart Lane. I’m here to do my best for the team.”

Christian Eriksen is hoping the side get back to winning ways in the league at the weekend when they take on West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Sunday lunchtime.

The Baggies left with a point from this fixture last season and Eriksen hopes that the spoils are not shared this time, and that the visitors will leave empty handed.

He told the Tottenham website: “We had two tough games against them last season. They made it difficult for us to play against them although we had our chances in both games.

“Hopefully this game is not the turning point for them – I hope it’s the turning point for ourselves to get the three points again.

“We want to have another good game and get the win.”

Left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has been fined £50,000 and banned for three matches for comments made on twitter about Nicolas Anelka using the quenelle gesture - but the FA accepted that Assou-Ekotto was referring to it as an anti-establishment gesture rather than anti-Semitism.

Partizan Belgrade have apologised for an offensive banner that was displayed at last night's Europa League game. UEFA have opened an investigation into the matter.

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