Anderlecht maestro Steven Defour believes his side can beat Tottenham tonight

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The Belgian international is looking forward to tonight's clash.

Tottenham Hotspur will be taking on Anderlecht today in the Europa League. Spurs will certainly be expecting a win in Brussels as they currently top the group on four points.

Meanwhile the Belgian side are on just one point after a draw against Monaco and a shock defeat v Azerbaijani outfit FK Qarabag.

If Anderlecht are to get something from this game they will need a star performance from their midfield maestro Steven Defour.

The Belgian international, a former favourite of Sir Alex Ferguson's, will be tasked with controlling the midfield this evening - an area of the pitch vital in this tight fixture.

He has been speaking to the press in Belgium in the build-up to tonight's fixture. He told Sud Info that he believes Anderlecht can get the win:

"Yes I do. Against Monaco, it was proved that they had the level. Against Qarabag, it was obviously not good. And yet, based on the second half, we could have even won.

"If one keeps the continuity of other matches, there is something to do. Anyway, for such a game, there's not even need for motivation. In addition, there will be some Belgians in front, which still gives an extra charm to this meeting."

Tottenham of course have their fair share of Belgians who will face up against countrymen tonight. Defour's international team-mates Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Moussa Dembele are all set to feature.

But he would not comment on the quality of Tottenham's Belgian contingent:

"No. I have a good relationship with them, but I am not the type to post messages."

Tonight Defour will hope that it is he and his own batch of Belgian talent that outshines Tottenham's imports at the Constant Vanden Stock.

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