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Mauricio Pochettino will field a strong side against Fiorentina on Thursday despite the upcoming League Final against Chelsea on SundayGetty

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Florence on Thursday to face Italian club Fiorentina in the second-leg of the last-32 of the Europa League.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 6pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.

Overview

Fiorentina welcome Tottenham to Stadio Artemio Franchi for the second leg of the last-32 tie that is poised precariously at 1-1 after the first-leg at White Hart Lane.

The Italian team have been on the up since the start of 2015, and have put together a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions, but failed to win their last two games.

Vincenzo Montella will hope that his team can turn it around and beat Spurs on Thursday night to make it to the last-16. The manager will be without his first-choice goalkeeper Ciprian Tătăruşanu for the visit of the Premier League side. The manager will also want to preserve Fiorentina's record of having never conceded a goal to Premier League opposition.

Meanwhile, Tottenham come into this game with a lot on their mind, apart from having to progress into the last-16, they also play the Capital One Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday. The Italian side have a slight advantage over their English rivals with the away goal, and if Spurs do win, they will be the first Premier League side to have scored away at Fiorentina.

Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that he will name a strong side despite most of their attention being on the League Cup final, but an added advantage for the manager is that he has a fully fit squad to chose from and therefore can rest key players.

What managers say

Vincenzo Montella: "We need concentration, we need the same intensity for the whole 90 minutes and possibly more. We have to be a bit more clinical with the final pass this time. Neto [keeping goal in the injury absence of Ciprian Tătăruşanu along with forwards Giuseppe Rossi and Federico Bernardeschi] is a great professional, he trained really hard. I think that the team needs the support of the fans. We have to constantly play to win, that is the way we are. We have a duty to do so. There is a thin line between optimism and euphoria. What we want is a willingness to do well tomorrow."

Mauricio Pochettino: "There are no unknowns. Fiorentina have good players and they play in an attractive way. They have a similar approach to us. They seek to play on the deck, they seek openings. It is an honour for me to be here, at this stadium where a lot of famous Argentinian players have played before. I have a clear idea for tomorrow, but I never disclose the names before the game. Tomorrow is our first final [ahead of Sunday's League Cup final against Chelsea FC]. We have to win tomorrow, to be better than Fiorentina, and only then think about the best approach for Sunday."

Betting odds

  • Fiorentina win: 39/40
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Tottenham win: 37/13

Team news

Fiorentina

Possible XI: Neto; Rodriguez, Savic, Pizarro, Mati Fernandez; Joaquin, Basanta, Valero, Pasqual; Gomez, Salah.

Tottenham

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Soldado.