RONDON OUT OF EUROPA LEAGUE CLASH
Wales defender Joe Rondon don't play a part in the Europa League tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Zagreb after he was not registered for the competition.
The Wales centre back was not registered by Tottenham for the Europa League. To this effect, he will miss the first leg of the last 16 tie with Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia away from home on Thursday and will also sit out the second leg scheduled for the new Tottenham Stadium in London next week Thursday.
Wales national team star Rondon is not the only Tottenham player to miss out on the trip to face Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia as playmaker Giovanni Lo Celso has stayed in London to build his fitness. The Argentine midfielder is not in contention as he continues to get back to full fitness after a long layoff as a result of a hamstring problem. Lo Celso has been out for around three months due to the injury. Apart from Rondon and Lo Celso, the other Tottenham Hotspur players are available for selection as manager Jose Mourinho targets a good result to take back to North London ahead of the second leg next week. On his potential team for the Europa League last 16 first leg game with Dinamo Zagreb, Mourinho was asked about his team and he said that he would make some changes to the starting XI for the game in comparison to the starting XI for the Palace game at the weekend. Spurs were impressive against Crystal Palace on Sunday night as they ran out 4-1 winners to seal a place in the top seven of the Premier League.
For Wales player Rondon, he was signed by Spurs for £11m from boyhood club Swansea City of Wales. Swansea City are in the English Championship. He has played seven times for Tottenham in the Premier League this season in addition to his ten caps for the Wales national team.