Former Premier League striker Radamel Falcao faces Tottenham this evening.

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao in action with Tottenham’s Eric Dier

When Tottenham face Monaco in the Champions League this evening they will come up against an old opponent.

Spurs have faced Radamel Falcao before, with very differing results.

He had a frustrating time for Manchester United at White Hart Lane in 2014 as star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris shut him out, and he was also unable to get on the scoresheet at Wembley in their meeting earlier this season.

Spurs fans may remember Falcao netting twice against their injury hit defence in a pre-season win for Monaco in 2013, prior to his serious knee injury.

Since suffering his injury in early 2014 he has never been the same, and was a disappointment during his two seasons in England.

Tottenham’s Eric Dier in action with Monaco’s Radamel Falcao

Yet there are real signs that he is getting back to the player he once was, and is enjoying his best form in three years.

Falcao has scored seven goals in his last nine matches, including five goals in his last four games.

This includes a brace in his last Champions League match, a 3-0 home win over CSKA Moscow which put them top of their group.

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Monaco are now in a commanding position in the group, and know that a win this evening will seal their qualification to the knockout rounds.

Falcao has had a personally challenging past three seasons, and certainly has a point to prove to Premier League fans who did not see the best of him.

The match against Tottenham gives him another chance to show what he is capable of, and for this reason Spurs should be concerned about the threat he poses in the crucial game this evening.

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