“I know that we’ll beat Spurs” – Club owner makes confident claim ahead of fixture

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It was confirmed yesterday that Tottenham will face Bulgarian minnows Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their opening fixture of the 2019-20 Europa League campaign. 

Plovdiv were one of three opponents which Jose Mourinho’s seeded side could have been drawn against, with the others being Aris from Greece and Laç from Albania.

Plovdiv owner Hristo Krusharski has claimed that his side will beat the North Londoners in the fixture at their modest 13,000-seater area in Plovdiv in what would be a massive upset.

Speaking to Bulgarian media he suggested that he would get Tottenham’s superstars drunk so they are unable to play.

For the first time in five years, Spurs will take part in the Europa League after missing out on a top four finish last season and Champions League football, something which fans had been accustomed to under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino.

The match will take place on September 17, with extra time and a penalty shootout if required.

He told BTV Novinite: “I don’t play any lottery but I know that we’ll beat Spurs!”

“Mourinho? Let him come with a bigger basket [to concede goals]. As for the Spurs stars, we’ll get them drunk so that they can’t play!”

Krusharski’s comments were translated on Twitter by Bulgarian football journalist Metodi Shumanov who has worked for the likes of Sky Sports and The Guardian.

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