Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Gent Europa League draw

Tottenham's Dele Alli shoots at goal before CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev scores a own goal and the third for Tottenham

Tottenham will play Gent in the Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur may be out of the Champions League but they are still alive in European competition.

Their 'consolation prize' for finishing third in their group, sealed with a win over CSKA Moscow last week, was entry to the Europa League.

Tottenham's Dele Alli shoots at goal before CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev scores a own goal and the third for TottenhamTottenham's Dele Alli shoots at goal before CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev scores a own goal and the third for Tottenham

On Monday they learned their opponents for the next round are Belgian side Gent, who like Tottenham are fifth in their domestic league at present.

Tottenham will play their home fixture at Wembley, having hopefully overcome the hoodoo which saw them lose their first two ties there this season, ahead of their win over CSKA last week.

The merits of playing in the Europa League win are debatable in terms of knock on effect on their league form, but Spurs will owe it to their supporters at Wembley to field a strong side.

Wembley stadium's Twitter feed sent a message reacting to the draw, although fans had a little feedback of their own to pass on.

 

 

Others were more positive, believing the tie against Gent is a good one in terms of travel and ease, leaving Tottenham with a strong chance of getting to the next round, regardless of where the tie is being played.

 

Not all fans were so confident, worried that Tottenham will still find a way to blow it, having felt similarly confident when  a relatively straightforward Champions League draw was made.

 

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