Tottenham endured an embarrassing night time in Slovenia as they had been crushed 2-1 by the lowest-ranked crew within the Europa Convention League, happening 2-1 to NS Mura in Maribor.
New boss Antonio Conte can have watched on with horror as his facet misplaced on the loss of life to a crew with a UEFA coefficient rating of 341.
Despite the fact that they had been lowered to 10 males simply after the half-hour when Ryan Sessegnon was despatched off, Spurs ought to nonetheless have had sufficient to see off opposition who had misplaced their earlier 4 video games within the competitors and are mid-table within the Slovenian league.
As a substitute, they misplaced to Amadej Marosa’s stoppage-time objective after Harry Kane had earlier cancelled out Tomi Horvat’s shock opener.
The defeat means Spurs will probably should beat Rennes of their closing sport to be assured of qualification for the knockout phases they usually can not qualify as group winners, which means they should play an additional spherical.
Sorry Spurs humbled in Slovenia
It was one other night time of disappointment for these hoping for the possibility to impress Conte, with Dele Alli notably poor and never lasting past 52 minutes, and the Italian has additional proof of simply how huge a job he faces in north London.
The night time began in tough vogue as Tottenham endured what at the moment are customary troubles on their travels in Europe.
Mura, who had been solely fashioned in 2012, cast forward within the eleventh minute as Horvat was let loose down the correct. He took benefit of Davinson Sanchez’s slip and reduce inside earlier than curling a left-footed effort into the far nook.
In Kane, Alli and Tanguy Ndombele, Spurs had sufficient particular person high quality on the pitch to harm their opposition, however they had been enjoying with no cohesion and inflicted extra self-harm within the thirty second minute.
All of the pre-match narrative had been about how this was Sessegnon’s probability to stake his declare underneath Conte, however he had an evening to neglect as he picked up a second yellow card for a careless problem on Ziga Kous and was despatched off.
Kane almost introduced the ten males degree 5 minutes later after a neat flip, however his shot from 12 yards went simply vast.
Ultimately, Spurs had been fortunate to get to the interval simply 1-0 down as Nik Lorbek flashed an effort simply vast with goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini rooted to the spot.
- Harry Kane and Japhet Tanganga had been the one gamers to retain their locations as Antonio Conte made 9 adjustments from Tottenham victory towards Leeds within the Premier League.
Conte had seen sufficient early within the second half and launched Heung-Min Son, Lucas Moura, Eric Dier and Ben Davies – and it virtually paid rapid dividends. Son went on a surging run into the penalty space, rounding a number of defenders earlier than stinging the palms of Matko Obradovic, who made his first save of the night.
From the ensuing nook, Kane ought to have equalised, however he directed a free header straight at Obradovic.
Spurs finally discovered a leveller within the 72nd minute as Kane produced a pleasant end. Two Mura defenders left a Moura move to one another, permitting the England captain to nip in and clip residence in fashion.
Spurs pushed ahead for a winner, with Moura drilling an effort over, however they by no means appeared like profitable and as an alternative it was the Slovenians who capped a historic night time.
Marosa was launched down the correct, he reduce inside Sanchez and his deflected effort looped over a helpless Gollini to spark wild scenes of celebration.
O’Hara: Disgraceful Spurs efficiency
Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara on Sky Sports activities Information:
“I can not imagine what’s simply occurred. It has been an embarrassing efficiency. Surprising from each degree. The very fact the gamers he needed to deliver on to attempt to get one thing from the sport, when it comes to Son, Moura, Hojbjerg… simply to deliver them on was embarrassing. These are a Slovenian top-flight facet. I might anticipate a Nationwide League crew to offer these a sport. It has been a shame.
“Doherty, Ndombele, Alli, Sanchez had been completely surprising. They need to be ashamed of their efficiency tonight. They should not put on a Spurs shirt once more, a few of them, in my view, as a result of this can be a Europa Convention League sport that it’s good to win to get by means of, and it’s good to impress a model new supervisor in Antonio Conte.
“Not one participant on that pitch deserves any credit score from that sport. It was a surprising efficiency. I might give every part to place a Spurs shirt on once more and provides 100 per cent. Even being unfit, I might give every part I’ve bought. These gamers are strolling across the park like they’re dismissing this sport, like they’re too good to play in it. A shame, an absolute shame from a few of them.”
Tottenham journey to Burnley within the Premier League on Sunday at 2pm.