Tottenham discover Europa Conference League opponents as group stage draw is completed

Tottenham have found out who they will face in the Europa Conference League group stages.

Spurs will take on French club Stade Rennais (Rennes), Vitesse from Holland and Slovenian side NS Mura, after the draw was made on Friday afternoon in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s team eased through on Thursday evening as they beat Pacos de Ferreira 3-0 on the night (3-1 on aggregate), inspired by a Harry Kane double.

Now, Spurs will face short trips to France and Holland, while also having to undergo a longer flight to Slovenia to take on Mura.

Mura are undoubtedly the most unknown side out of the three teams drawn against Spurs.

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The Slovenian club won the top-flight title last season on goal difference, earning them a place in the newly-formed European competition.

Spurs will fancy their chances against any team in the competition and will be widely backed to top their group.

Speaking after the 3-0 win on Thursday night, Tottenham boss Espirito Santo was very happy with what he saw from his side.

“I think we played a good game from the first minute. We didn’t allow any chances, we played good movements and scored early, it makes things easier,” he said.

“We scored again and every moment the game was in control.

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“Good individual performances, good play. In the second half we created the chances, I think we had too many clear chances that we should do better. But really pleased.”

Spurs will now switch their attention to the Premier League, with the north Londoners welcoming Watford to N17 on Sunday afternoon for their third match of the season in the top-flight.

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