Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a difficult game against Fiorentina in the Europa League.
Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a difficult game in the last 32 of the Europa League against Italian side Fiorentina.
The experienced Serie A team have some extremely high quality players and will not make things easy for Tottenham, who lost their final group game of the last round against Besiktas.
That was a shame considering Spurs had been fairly consistent throughout the group stage, which allowed them to create momentum which dissolved with that loss in Turkey.
In terms of travelling, Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased because Spurs won’t have to endure a longer trip to a more hostile area of Europe, which could have an impact on them in the Premier League.
It’s a difficult fixture for Spurs fans to get their heads round because the sides have never met each other in competitive competition, which means there isn’t a recent track record to base things on.
Pochettino could make a few changes to his Tottenham team, with Fiorentina representing a difficult side for fringe players to prove themselves against.
If underused players can prove themselves against the Serie A team then the boss may be more likely to use them in his Premier League side.
The ultimate aim for Tottenham is to get into the Champions League and the Europa League is one way they could do that, with the winners offered a place in the main European tournament next season.
Here’s what Tottenham Hotspur fans made of the draw on Twitter.