LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Tottenham are without striker Jermain Defoe, but Gareth Bale starts for the Barclays Premier League side in their Europa League quarter final game with Basle at White Hart Lane.
Brad Friedel starts in the goal, with Hugo Lloris starting on the bench, alongside Clint Dempsey, Tom Huddlestone, Michael Dawson and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Emmanuel Adebayor starts as the lone striker, but it is expected that Bale will drift inside to join him throughout the game, while Lewis Holtby, Mousa Dembele, Scott Parker and Aaron Lennon all start as well.
Tottenham v Basle Team
Tottenham: Friedel, Naughton, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Holtby, Adebayor
Subs: Lloris, Dempsey, Huddlestone, Dawson, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Caulker
Basle: Sommer, Steinhofer, Schar, Dragovic, Voser, El-Nenny, Die, Salah, Fabian Frei, Stocker, Streller
Subs: Vailati, Ajeti, David Degen, Alexander Frei, Cabral, Sauro, Zoua
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)