Besiktas – Tottenham: Expected Spurs Line-up

Besiktas – Tottenham: Expected Spurs Line-up [divider]

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to play a rotation side against Beşiktaş in the Europa League Group C final matchday game.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Kyle Naughton, Nabil Bentaleb and Christian Eriksen have not travelled to Turkey.

Pochettino has however, included several youth players including 18-year-old Harry Winks and 18-year-old Josh Onomah.

Spurs have already guaranteed progress to the Round of 32 and would clinch first place with a draw.

Benjamin Stambouli is expected to start and is looking forward to the prospect of playing Beşiktaş.

“It’s always a pleasure to play in these games and we are looking forward to playing away to Beşiktaş,” Stambouli said.

Stambouli will visit the country of his forefathers. Despite being born in France, his family are descendants of Turkish Algerians.

The surname Stambouli is of Turkish origin, his family name derives from the city of Istanbul and is a common surname amongst the Algerian-Turkish community which is estimated between 600,000-2 million.

Beşiktaş are also through to the next round but would move into first place with a win in Istanbul.

Possible Tottenham Starting XI: Vorn; Dier, Kaboul, Walker, Rose; Stambouli, Capoue; Paulino, Townswend, Lamela; Soldado