Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual believes Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah can help provide all the firepower they need in their Europa League clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

Salah, 22, joined La Viola on transfer deadline day on loan as part of the deal that saw Juan Cuadrado move to Stamford Bridge for a reported fee of £23m ($35m, €31m).

The Egyptian has had an immediate impact in Florence, scoring once and assisting another in his first start for the club and will have the opportunity to inflict further damage on an English side in Fiorentina's European campaign.

While their skipper Pasqual admits there is a void to be filled following Cuadrado's absence, he is confident Salah can help fill it.

"With Cuadrado leaving we have lost a fantastic footballer, but we have gained an equally good player in Salah," Pasqual told a press conference ahead of Thursday's match at White Hart Lane.

"We are expecting an intense match, like the one against Liverpool a few years ago. It is certainly not going to be easy in fact, it will be a battle. We have come to London to go for it and move forward in this competition."

Prior to his move to Chelsea last January, Salah was no stranger to English opposition and helped his former club Basel claim some famous results against sides from the Premier League.

The winger helped end Tottenham's 2013 Europa League dream in 2013, scoring in the second leg of a 4-4 aggregate draw before Andre Villas-Boas' side crashed out on penalties.

Chelsea were also stung by their future player later that year when Salah struck winning goals against the Blues both home and away for Basel in the Champions League group stage matches, before the Blues opted to sign him months later.