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Tottenham will look to bounce back from the 6-0 mauling at Manchester City. Reuters
Tottenham will look to bounce back from the 6-0 mauling at Manchester City. Reuters
Tottenham will look to bounce back from the 6-0 mauling at Manchester City. Reuters

Tottenham will target top spot in Group K when they get ready to weather the cold wave and Tromso in their Europa League encounter on Thursday.

Tromso have already seen their hopes of qualification to the round of 32 dashed after the first four matches in the group stages, where they have picked up just a point which sees them bottom of Group K, and will be playing for pride more than anything.

Spurs are sitting pretty at the top of their group and a win in Norway will guarantee them top spot. "I know it's freezing up there at this time of year but we're very confident now and I hope we can do well," Spurs left-back Zeki Fryers told the club's official website. "We've got the quality, we've got the players, so it's up to us to deliver now."

Tottenham, who beat Tromso 3-0 in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane on matchday one, are still probably reeling from that 6-0 thumping handed to them by Manchester City and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes a positive reaction against Tromso will be the right tonic heading into a tough set of fixtures next month.

"Obviously it will be completely different from the first match at White Hart Lane," Sigurdsson said. "We all know how cold it is out there and we're playing on an artificial pitch, but it's up to us to get the job done and try to secure first place in the group.

"Tromso have been in a relegation battle, they've finished their season and they will be looking to put on a show against us. We have to be aware of that and make sure we do our jobs.

"We're all very disappointed [by the performance against City]. "But the main thing now is to get the right reaction and make sure we get back to winning ways.

"We're only four points off second place, so we can look at it that way. The important thing is to get the right results in our next matches and to make December a positive month."

Team News: With qualification secured, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has left behind a whole host of players in London, with Paulinho, Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker, Sandro, Aaron Lennon, Jermain Defoe, Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor not making the trip to Norway. Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose remain injured.

"We decided to leave some players out, not just because of injury, but also the recent international fixtures and as a precaution because of previous injuries they've had on artificial pitches, in the cases of Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe," Villas Boas said.

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