Erik Lamela’s resurgence continued in Monaco but a late Stephan El Shaarawy header meant Tottenham had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the principality yesterday. Chadli set up Dele Alli, who was denied by Danijel Subasic.
In Group K, Schalke rolled to a 4-0 win at home over Asteras Tripolis as Franco Di Santo recorded a hat trick by half-time. I think it will be a few weeks, but it is an injury we need to assess every day.
“It shows how strong we are to come here and be disappointed with a draw”. Liverpool’s James Milner warms up during a team training session on Wednesday ahead of their match on Thursday in the Europa League.”They will be at 100% because they are playing against Tottenham, but we are going to be ready physically and mentally”. “Everyone was focused on what they had to do, and we put in a real statement of a performance”.
“Tomorrow it is another game against Monaco who is a big team too and we will try and do a big match to get a good result here”. “The players will look forward to it”, he added.
After Spurs threw away a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw against Stoke on August 15, summer signing Alderweireld urged his team-mates to keep the pressure on their opponents in midfield, highlighting how important Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama were in front of Southampton’s rearguard last season. One-nil is always a hard result to manage.
“I don’t know what has changed”, he said, conducting an interview in English for the first time.
“I have to stay focused but it was great to score“.
The Brazilian striker, on in the 40th minute for the injured Volkan Sen, headed in his second goal three minutes into the second half as Ronny Deila’s home side appeared still to be shell-shocked.
Basel, Partizan Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow are also on six points after victories.
Federico Bernardeschi, Khouma Babacar, and Giuseppe Rossi provided the scoring, to go along with a Tonel own goal. But if this means that Pochettino is in favor of wanting to win the Europa League to qualify directly into the Champions League, then this would be a good idea.
Basle and Lokomotiv were both 2-0 winners, against Lech Poznan and Skenderbeu Korce respectively, while Partizan beat Augsburg 3-1 in Germany despite having Aleksandar Subic sent off just after the hour mark. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Tottenham’s Erik Lamela reacts after scoring the first goal against Monaco during their Europa League group J soccer match in Monaco stadium, Monaco, Thursday, October 1, 2015.
AZ Alkmaar earned their first points in the group by defeating Athletico Bilbao 2-1.