Tottenham return to Europa League action on Thursday when they travel to Belgian outfit Gent (6pm kick-off).

Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Liverpool on Saturday to severely dent their Premier League title hopes, with two first half goals from Sadio Mane securing a comfortable win for Jurgen Klopp’s men at Anfield.

It meant that Spurs slipped to third on Monday night after Manchester City beat Bournemouth to leapfrog them, while Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Burnley means that Pochettino’s men are now ten points adrift with just 13 games to go.

However, they turn their attentions to Europa this week when the travel to Belgium on Thursday, and face a Gent side who are eighth in the Belgian top-flight, and lost their last league game 1-0 to a side fourth from bottom.

Clearly, Spurs will be overwhelming favourites to bring a lead back to White Hart Lane ahead of next week’s second leg, although Pochettino isn’t a massive fan of the competition, and so could make a few changes to his starting eleven.

Thus, here are THREE Tottenham players who deserve a chance against Gent on Thursday…

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