Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s close-range finish saved Tottenham from a 2-2 draw in their first Europa Conference League Group G game against Rennes, but their injury problems worsened.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side looked to be headed for defeat at Roazhon Park, but substitute Hojbjerg hit a deflected cross from Matt Doherty (76) four minutes after Gaetan Laborde had deservedly put the hosts in front.
Previously, the Spurs had taken the lead when Lucas Moura’s cut attempt bounced off the Rennes net off defender Loic Bade (11), but the visitors soon faded and Flavien Tait tied for Rennes (23) with a low shot. from the edge of the court. box.
The Spurs finally did enough for one point and there was a striking performance from the return of Tanguy Ndombele, who appeared to be exiting the club for the summer, but his efforts in France came at a cost.
The Spurs, no longer Heung-Min Son, lost Steven Bergwijn in the first half after the Dutchman, who had just returned from injury, injured the same ankle, while Moura was also forced to retire with a problem. on the ankle after the break.
It remains to be seen if either of them will be able to face Chelsea in Sunday’s Premier League match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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Tottenham face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, live Sky Sports Premier League from 4pm starting at 4.30pm. Their next Europa Conference League game comes home to NS Mura on September 30.