Matt Doherty backs Tottenham to go ‘all the way’ in Europa League


Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa

Tottenham are set to return to action once again later this evening.

Spurs have already faced off with Chelsea in the League Cup this week, and have a Premier League meeting with Manchester United to look forward to on Sunday.

Before that, though, the north Londoners will go in search of securing their spot in the Europa League’s group stages.

To do so, Jose Mourinho and co. need to see off Israeli outfit Maccabi Haifa on Thursday evening.

Ordinarily, one would mark this game down as an easy victory for Spurs.

But with Spurs already facing such a hectic schedule, and with one eye potentially on their trip to Old Trafford, an upset could well be on the cards tonight.

Doherty on Europa League

One man who evidently doesn’t foresee Tottenham crashing out of the Europa League anytime soon, however, is Matt Doherty.

The full-back joined Spurs over the summer from Wolves, with whom he made it to the quarter-final stages of last season’s competition.

Now that he is on the Lilywhites’ books, though, Doherty seemingly has his sights set on the Europa League final.

Speaking ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Maccabi Haifa, the Irishman voiced the opinion that Spurs are good enough to progress all the way through the tournament:

“It is a competition that we desperately want to be in and we have done the job in the previous two games.I know we didn’t do our best stuff or play particularly well but we managed to get the job done. That is the goal tonight – just get the job done.

“Once the group stage comes along we can start to look at our performances and string some good performances together.

“Even when we get to the group stage, when teams fall out of the Champions League, even if they’re big clubs, I still think we’re good enough to progress all the way in this tournament. If you look at this squad now it’s quite exciting and I think we’ll be hard to stop.”

Quotes via the Evening Standard.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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