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Bale confirmed to start - How Tottenham could line-up against Ludogorets

Jose Mourinho has already said that the Real Madrid loanee will feature from the starting in the Europa League clash on Thursday

10:00am on Thursday 5th November 2020
Martin Macdonald

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Gareth Bale will start this Thursday's Europa League game against Ludogorets.

The Welshman is yet to feature from the outset of a Premier League game since making his huge loan move from Real Madrid, with the Portuguese boss explaining after the win over Brighton that Spurs are using the Europa League to get Bale match fit.

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He has started both group stage games against LASK and Antwerp.

This past weekend he came off the bench to score the winning goal as Spurs narrowly defeated Brighton 2-1 in the league.

Against Antwerp last week Tottenham lost 1-0, with Mourinho not holding back in his criticism of his players afterwards.

However, he'll likely give a second chance to most of them to impress in Europe.

So, the likes of Dele Alli, Carlos Vinicius, and Steven Bergwijn could still make the starting XI.

The only player currently out injured is defender Japhet Tanganga.

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