Lazio coach Vladimir Petkovic is disappointed Paul Gascoigne won't make their Europa League tie with Tottenham.

It was hoped that Gascoigne would be in the stands at White Hart Lane to watch his two greatest clubs, but he is reportedly back in rehab.

"I knew Gazza was an idol for the fans and it's a shame to see the difficulties he is having at the moment," said Petkovic.

"I hope like all sportsmen he can manage to recover with willpower and we invite him to the second leg in Rome."