Louis Saha states bold prediction about Tottenham’s Europa League chances

Louis Saha fancies his former club Tottenham Hotspur to go deep in the Europa League this season

Louis Saha believes Tottenham Hotspur have a great chance to win the Europa League this season.

Spurs booked their place in the Europa League last-16 draw thanks to a 4-1 aggregate win against Fiorentina at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.

Tottenham were rewarded with a last-16 clash against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, with the first and second legs taking place on 10 and 17 March.

Speaking to ITV Sport ahead of Friday’s last-16 draw, former Spurs striker Saha talked up the potential of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“They show a real team spirit. Sometimes you wonder if they can go all the way. They have the youth and the legs. They have confidence. I love them. I expect them to really challenge,” Saha told ITV Sport.

Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason made the breakthrough in the 25th minute as the England international put Mauricio Pochettino’s side 2-1 ahead on aggregate.

Former Roma midfielder Erik Lamela added a second for the north London side before Fiorentina skipper Gonzalo Rodriguez scored an own goal in the second half.

MORE: The latest Tottenham news and views

MORE: The latest Tottenham player tweets

Spurs host Swansea City in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand offers open advice to Chelsea FC midfielder
Paul Merson
Paul Merson predicts where Man United and Liverpool FC will finish
Marcus Rashford
Romelu Lukaku: What I think of Man United right now
Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
Alan Shearer: What I really think about Anthony Martial at Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel opens up on Chelsea FC summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand offers open advice to Chelsea FC midfielder
Paul Merson
Paul Merson predicts where Man United and Liverpool FC will finish
Marcus Rashford
Romelu Lukaku: What I think of Man United right now
Alan Shearer (Photo: BBC Sport / Screengrab)
Alan Shearer: What I really think about Anthony Martial at Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel opens up on Chelsea FC summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature