(EFE) – Tottenham complicated their chances of overcoming the group stage of the UEFA Conference League, after losing 1-0 to the Dutch Vitesse on Thursday, in a meeting in which the English team paid with defeat for the absence of their two main stars, South Korean Heung-Min Son and striker Harry Kane.
The decision of the Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo to rest Son and Kane, authors of the two goals of the victory (2-3) of the London team over Newcastle in the last league match, left the attack of the English team without a bite.
In fact, Tottenham only had a single chance to score in a shot from Spaniard Bryan Gil who crashed the ball off the crossbar three minutes into the second half.
A little offensive baggage that ended up costing the English team dearly, who saw the German Maximiliam Wittek signing the winning goal (1-0) for the Dutch team in the 78th minute with a shot from the edge of the area.
Result that relegated Tottenham to third place in group G with a total of 4 points, three less than the leader, French Rennes, and two less than Vitesse, second.