Kaboul still has Europa League hopes for Tottenham

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul is remaining confident of his club’s Europa League hopes.

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul is remaining confident of his club’s Europa League hopes.

Spurs lost 3-1 to Benfica in the Round of 16 first leg on Thursday night, putting them in a vulnerable position for the return bout in Portugal next week.

Rodrigo opened the scoring for the Eagles before a brace from Luisao, either side of Christian Eriksen’s sublime free-kick, condemned the north Londoners to a fairly heavy defeat on home soil.

However, French centre-back Kaboul is not losing sight of the fact that there is still a second leg to be played which certainly has Tottenham in with a realistic chance.

"Everything is possible in football," Kaboul said. "We will go there to win and see what happens.

"When we scored our goal we thought it gave us a bit of a push but we let one in straight away and then it was too late.

"We have to go for it next week."

 
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