The UEFA Europa League tournament resumes on Thursday. There are some intriguing match ups to watch. The most intriguing match of them all might be the Swansea City – Napoli contest. Other notable and interesting teams are playing on Thursday, like Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus.
“I’ve done a few calculations and I see that in the next 51 days the players could have 16 games, which means they will be playing every three days so we’ve all got to be ready,” said Juventus coach Antonio Conte. “I’m going to need everybody, rotating where necessary; otherwise it would be impossible to play every three days. It is going to be a very intense period, with the league in the final stages and knockout games in Europe.”
Tottenham has been dealing with injuries.
“We respect the tournament, we have come this far and we want to continue and progress in the competition,” Spurs boss Tim Sherwood said. “The players we have left at home are the players who are injured and would not be fit to play in the team. We hope they will be fit for Sunday [the Premier League fixture at Norwich].
“We will probably have a minimum of eight internationals in the team, six of which you will probably see at the World Cup. It is the only cup competition we are left in and we have enough players in our squad to compete in both competitions and that is what we intend to do.”