Tottenham return to European action on Thursday night and, as ever in recent times, it's the Europa League that awaits them and not the competition's big brother the north London side would love to be a part of.
As with recent seasons, European competition may well prove a burden for Mauricio Pochettino's men as the campaign progresses. But, just like last term, the early stages of the tournament may also provide a number of benefits for Tottenham.
Without the Europa League, Harry Kane may never have received the confidence to achieve what he ended up achieving at White Hart Lane last season. And, now that Spurs have a number of options to choose from, Thursday night's Qarabag tie - among others - will provide Pochettino with a great opportunity to try out different alternatives.
One of which is Clinton Njie, the north London club's £12 million summer signing, fee as reported by the Daily Mirror among others. This week's group-stage clash could be the perfect opportunity to provide the forward with his Tottenham debut and the 22-year-old shared a laugh with team-mates, looking heavily involved during first-team training.
And Andros Townsend also continued to look sharp in practice. Here are the duo in action on Wednesday afternoon, will they both start v Qarabag?