Tottenham Hotspur take on Besiktas in the Europa League tomorrow. Spurs drew 0-0 with Partizan Belgrade in their first game so will be hoping to secure all three points in their second game in the competition.
The Turkish outfit have already put in two impressive performances against North London opposition this season. They pushed Arsenal all the way in their Champions League qualifying ties and Spurs will know not to take them lightly tomorrow evening.
One person who shares that thought is the club's veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel. Now the number three at the club after the summer arrival of Michel Vorm the 43-year-old has been speaking about the challenge they face against Slaven Bilic's side.
And he believes that a familiar face from his Premier League days will be the man to watch. He told reporters, as quoted by Turkish Football:
"Our opponent proved what a good side they are against Arsenal. We have to be careful of Demba Ba. I watched the game against Arsenal and realised that this is a team to keep an eye on. They have players who can make all the difference in big games. Ba has years of Premier League experience behind him. Of course I would love us to win but I do not think it will be an easy game."
Ba joined the club for £6 million this summer after a spell in England with West Ham, Newcastle United and Chelsea - not doing badly in front of goal at any of his three destinations.
But tomorrow Spurs will be doing their best to nullify the Senegalese international and his team-mates in a tough looking encounter.