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Spurs “embarrassing” in Mura: Player ratings and how they can achieve co-placements in the Conference League

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Sessegnon saw red, Kane equalized, but Mura’s added-time winner means Spurs still have a long way to go to qualify from Group G.

Antonio Conte made nine changes to his Spurs squad, with only Japhet Tanganga and Harry Kane remaining in the starting line-up after Sunday’s 2-1 win over Leeds.

Tottenham stumbled in their quest to reach the Europa Conference League round of 16 but their fate is still in their own hands despite a shocking 2-1 defeat at Mura.

This resulted in a disjointed first half that got worse and worse, with Tomi Horvat giving the Slovenian team an 11th. gaveNS-Minute lead with a great hit before Ryan Sessegnon in 33rdapprox Minute for a second bookable crime.

Following the game, Conte had gone back to 10, had seen enough for nine minutes in the second half and made four changes when introducing Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura.

And about 20 minutes later – after a few near misses – Spurs equalized through Kane, who confidently lifted the ball over the Mura goalkeeper after Moura’s through pass.

The quality of the Spurs led them to dominate the finals despite Mura’s man advantage, but a late turn brought Amadej Marosa to the hosts’ first win of the Conference League season in stoppage time.

With one game ahead, Rennes wins Group G after a 3-3 draw against Vitesse Arnheim, who is in third place and tied with second-placed Spurs.

In the final round of the group games on December 9th, Spurs will face Rennes and Vitesse will face Mura. Spurs will look to beat Rennes and finish second to reach the knockout stage, where Conference League runners-up meet a team that finished third in their Europa League group.


Spurs legend Glenn Huddle told the story BT Sport: “It’s embarrassing. The way they played. The first half was terrible. There was only one lesson moment, Harry’s goal.”

Commenting on the role of Davinson Sanchez in Mura’s late winner, Hoddle added, “If this is a 16-year-old defender … he allowed the player to get in. He forgot what happened in the first half. I can’t understand it all my life. “

Further reactions and analyzes will follow

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