Jose Mourinho coy on Tottenham’s Bale links/ Spurs boss provides Giovani Lo Celso update

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Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham

Tottenham are set to get their 2020/21 Europa League campaign underway on Thursday.

After finishing 6th in the Premier League last time out, Spurs looked set to go straight into the competition at the group stage.

However, after 8th-place Arsenal clinched the FA Cup last month, the Lilywhites have now been forced into the Europa League’s qualifying rounds.

Spurs’ first qualifying match takes place on Thursday evening vs Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

You can find out how to watch that game here or check out 101’s betting tips for the tie here.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham Hotspur and Timo Werner of RB Leipzig during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 19, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mourinho on Bale & Lo Celso

Jose Mourinho would hold his press conference for the clash with Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Wednesday.

During the presser, the veteran boss was drawn on a number of topics, including Spurs’ recent links to their former star, Gareth Bale.

However, Mourinho remained rather coy on the situation, stating:

“Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player. I don’t comment on players from other clubs.”

And when asked if he could confirm talks, Mourinho added:

“No. That’s not my job to have contacts with agents. Honestly I don’t want to comment on that and again especially regarding players that play for other clubs.”

The Portuguese tactician also provided a brief injury update during the presser, confirming that Giovani Lo Celso is back:

“Gio is back. Serge had a little knock in training but apart from Tanganga, a few weeks to be back, all good.”

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