Nabil Bentaleb
Nabil Bentaleb wants Tottenham to progress further in the Europa LeagueReuters

Tottenham Hotspur have some important games in a matter of around four days with Europa League round-of-32 tie in Florence against Fiorentina and the other game being an all important League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.

But, the finals against Chelsea should not distract the Spurs players who drew, 1-1 against the Serie A side in the first leg at White Hart lane, which makes the match up a tougher affair considering Fiorentina already have an away goal advantage as well.

Roberto Soldado might have been very disappointing for the Spurs, but came up with an important goal in the first leg, but Fiorentina's Jose Basanta levelled it, increasing their chances of making it to the last 16 of the competition.

Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb wants the team to progress into the round of the 16. "We would be gutted if we go out of the Europa League. We're going to go to Fiorentina on Thursday to win that game," Bentaleb told reporters, as quoted by

"If we start thinking like this [that elimination would be a good thing] we're not going anywhere. We have to keep that hunger we have inside us to want to win everything."

But Tottenham have not been doing great in their domestic league, and it might be a tough task for the London-based club to finish in the top four of the EPL, which grants a champions league spot.

Their only chance of making it to the Champions League might be winning the Europa League, like Liverpool.

Their last six domestic matches reflect a decent showing with three wins, two losses and one draw, but defeat against Fiorentina will dampen their hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.

As far as injuries are concerned, Tottenham does not seem to have any major worry, but it needs to be seen if Mauricio Pochettino decides to reshuffle some of his players and give some players rest keeping in mind Sunday's final against Chelsea.

But, Fiorentina might have to recall Neto in the goalkeeping slot as Ciprian Tatarusanu is in major doubt for the game. Giuseppe Rossi and Federico Bernardeschi will not feature during the game due to injuries.

In all competitions, Fiorentina have been in good form as far as the last five fixtures are concerned with three wins and two wins against their name. Will the EPL side break their unbeaten streak?

The Italian club are currently placed in the fifth position of the Serie A and have been doing well of late, so it would take some doing to throw Fiorentina out of the competition at this stage by Tottenham.

Where to Watch Live

The Europa clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Fiorentina kicks off at 6pm GMT (11:30pm IST, 1pm ET), which can be watched Live in India on Ten HD.

Viewers in the UK can watch it live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.

Viewers in the US can watch it live on Fox Sports 2 USA and Fox Sports Go with live streaming option on Fox Soccer 2Go

Italian viewers can watch it on Premium Calcio 1

Also read