Maccabi Haifa Will Provide Stiff Opposition for Tottenham
Israeli League Stalwarts
Maccabi Haifa are considered one of the top teams in the Israeli league. The name will be known for the club where Avram Grant, the former Chelsea manager, was in charge in 2000. Maccabi became the first Israeli club to qualify for the Champions League in 2002. In the group phase, they beat Olympiakos and Manchester United. Those victories were not enough to go through to the knockout stages and they dropped into the UEFA Cup after finishing third.
Last season, Maccabi finished runners up in the Israeli Championship and will be looking to cause an upset in North London.
Rotation Key to Managing Busy Schedule for Jose Mourinho
Harry Kane will return to the starting line up with Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks and Matt Doherty also likely to feature. Tanguy Ndombele completed 90 minutes for the second time this season against Chelsea and may drop to the bench as Mourinho continues to manage his fitness.
Eric Dier will not start, according to Jose Mourinho, who remains unhappy with Spurs’ schedule and having to play some personnel twice in 48 hours.
Maccabi Haifa are a robust team and won’t allow Spurs an easy match. However, with the quality Tottenham have, this should be a routine 3-0 victory.
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