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Thorstvedt talks Tromso

Posted on 18 September 2013  - 12:10

Erik Thorstvedt still follows our every move from Norway.

Erik in actionErik Thorstvedt

Our legendary former goalkeeper and FA Cup winner in 1991 is a television pundit for the Premier League back home in Norway.

And as he admits, that means he's seen more of Spurs than our Norwegian opponents Tromso this season ahead of Thursday night's first match in Group K of the Europa League!

“I live over here in Norway and I work with the Premier League on TV, and I’ve seen every Spurs game so far this season," said Erik, who made 218 appearances for us between 1989 and 1996.

“Tromso have had a disappointing season. They have been quite good for the last two seasons, but they’re in real danger of actually getting relegated this time, so that may influence the way they go about the competition.

“They have a young guy in their team called Josh Pritchard, who is from Stockport originally, and he has come over on loan from Fulham, so I’m sure it will be a special moment for him if he gets the chance to play against Spurs.

“They’ve also got a really, really quick right back called Hans Norbye, and their striker is a good finisher.

“Spurs should perhaps be more concerned about November 28, which is the second time the clubs will meet, as it’s late in the year and Tromso is the northernmost top level team in Norway and the weather conditions could be pretty harsh.”

You can read the interview in full in our official matchday programme - 100 pages, £3.50, on sale at the usual outlets at WHL on Thursday night. Not at the game? Purchase our programmes HERE...