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Ex-Arsenal star Nicholas tips Spurs to get past Gent in Europa League

Ex-Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas is backing Tottenham Hotspur to get past Belgian side Gent in the Europa League last-32 tie.

Mauricio Pochettino's side suffered an unexpected 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Belgium last week, but Nicholas thinks that Spurs will claim a comfortable 3-0 in the return leg at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

He writes in his column for Sky Sports: "Tottenham were dreadful last Thursday but they found a way to bounce back against Fulham, which I thought was a dangerous tie.

"When Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son are getting on the ball early, then you know they are going to cause problems, and that was the difference between the two teams.

"They've got Stoke at home on Sunday so I think he'll give a few more fringe players a chance than in the FA Cup, but Gent are an average team and I wouldn't be surprised if Spurs won 3-0, even with a few changes."


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