Our view: Tottenham must watch Orkun Kokcu against Rangers tonight

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers host Feyenoord at Ibrox in the Europa League this evening.

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord during the UEFA Europa League play off qualifying first leg match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and Hapoel Beer Sheva at stadium De Kuip on August 22, 2019 in...

Rangers kick off their Europa League group stage campaign tonight, hosting Feyenoord at Ibrox in a tricky game at Ibrox.

The Gers came through a series of tough qualifiers to make it this far, and have been handed a difficult group alongside Feyenoord, Porto and Young Boys.

Tonight's game sees Steven Gerrard go up against Jaap Stam, which is a fascinating encounter in itself, and Tottenham Hotspur should take the opportunity to watch the game.

 

Spurs will have scouts posted around the world looking for talents, but being able to see Feyenoord playmaker Orkun Kokcu on British soil should be appealing.

Kokcu, 18, has been featuring regularly under new boss Stam, with just one of his nine appearances this season coming as a substitute, and scored against Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the last round of Europa League qualifying, again showing his talent.

Last year, the Daily Mail reported that Tottenham were in the market to sign 'wonderkid' Kokcu, and Spurs should be watching him in action up in Scotland tonight, as it does feel a little different to watching him in the Netherlands.

Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord  during the UEFA Europa League   match between Feyenoord v Beer Sheva at the Stadium Feijenoord on August 22, 2019 in Rotterdam Netherlands

Tonight's game at Ibrox will be played with a hostile atmosphere, possibly a tough one for some young players to handle, with Rangers fans looking to roar their side on in a big European tie.

Kokcu will also be playing against Ryan Jack or former Premier League midfielders Steven Davis and Scott Arfield, which would be a real test mentally, physically and technically for Kokcu, and may just give Spurs an idea of how he could handle playing in the Premier League.

Billed as a wonderkid, Kokcu will face a big challenge tonight, and having wanted him last year, Tottenham should have a look at the attacking midfielder tonight and observe how he fares against Gerrard's side.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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